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123 Gasping for Air

123 Gasping for Air

Jan. 01, 2016
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Luis is just one of the teenage boys in the idyllic and fishing island of Silag. He goes through the issues of adolescence with his younger sister, Lulu, who busies herself by joining amateur singing contests in hopes of becoming a star. One day, a talent manager discovers her singing and offers her to undergo vocal coaching in Manila, and later to join a popular TV singing contest. Lulu eagerly takes the opportunity and leaves for the city, thinking her dreams are finally coming true. However, after a few months, Lulu’s family loses communication with her. This drives Luis to go to Manila in search for his missing sister.

When Lulu wins a singing competition in her hometown on the small Philippine island of Silag, a talent scout promises her a career as a singer in the city. Soon enough, her family receives money sent from Manila, but Lulu’s older brother has doubts about his sister’s happiness. He sets out for the capital and finds her performing as singer in a night club under the name of Rose. Determined to bring his sister back home, he becomes increasingly caught up in the spiral of prostitution and violence. A touching and at the same time quiet and powerful film about the search for happiness and freedom under the most adverse conditions.

Directed by: Carlo Obispo
Starring: Carlos Dala, Barbara Miguel, Therese Malvar, JC Santos, Sue Prado, Patricia Javier

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