Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair after a Rather Long Journey

Modest Reception (Paziraie Sadeh)
  • 2012
  • Philippines, Germany
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Khavn de la Cruz
  • Cast: Tim Mabalot, Marife Necesito, Palito, Alex Tiglao, Stefan Punongbayan, Jonathan Reyes, Whitney Tyson, Tony Hunt, Pango, Jim Rocky Tangco, Rodney Aquino
  • Language: Filipino, English

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Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair after a Rather Long Journey

All-stops-out splatter-punk cinema from one of the most prolific and versatile talents of the Philippines. Based on an acclaimed novel by Norman Wilwayco, Mondomanila is a messy, grotesque, high-energy tour of a criminal demimonde. 'Khavn … exaggerates poverty, turning it into a carnival, a spectacle, an extravaganza. By doing that, he gives to his viewers a little bit of what makes Filipinos Filipino, which is fun in the midst of depression'. (Oggs Cruz, film critic).

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Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey

21 Jun 20124 stars

Wild and extreme pseudo-documentary about the Filipino capital’s underclass

Khavn De La Cruz’s Mondomanila, or: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey has got to be a contender for the wildest film of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Based on the Norman Wilwayco’s cult novel, Mondomanila is, as its…

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