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Accession No2005-D-0130
Collection Title 
TitleManila in the Claws of Light
Year Release1975
DirectorLino Brocka
Cast ListBembol Roco, Hilda Koronel, Lou Salvado Jr., Princess Reymundo, Juling Bagabaldo, Tommy Abuel
Crew CreditsScreenplay - Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr. Story by - Edgardo Reyes Cinematography - Mike de Leon Film Editing - Ike Jarlego Jr. Sound - Ramon Reyes
Production CompanyCine Manila Artist
Production CountryThe Philippines
Runtime123 min
SynopsisJulio Madiaga goes to the city to look for his long lost love, Ligaya Paraiso. His search leads to a radical shift in his character-from a naive country boy to an angry young man thirsting for justice. He works in a construction site, gets introduced to unfair labor practices, and becomes acquainted with both cynical and idealistic fellow workers. When he loses his job, he resorts to prostitution. He finally encounters his sweetheart who recounts her own suffering in the hands of an illegal recruiter who set her up with a white slaver. Since she is forced into marriage with a rich, possessive man, Julio and Ligaya plot their escape.
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