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Amigo

Movie information

The heart remembers what even history forgets. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some violence and language.
Released on:
August 19, 2011 (limited)

Distributors:
Variance Films

Status: Released

Cast:
Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, Yul Vazquez, Rio Locsin, Ronnie Lazaro, Dane DeHaan, Lucas Neff

Director: John Sayles

Screenwriter: John Sayles

Genre: Drama, Historical, War
About the film:
AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War.

When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country.

A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, AMIGO is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today's unresolvable conflicts.
Rated R for some violence and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $37,324 (10 theaters) |
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com

Trailer  (view below):



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