Tropical Manila (2008)

Tropical Manila (2008)
Run time: 89 min
Rating: 7.1
Genres: Drama
Director: Sang-woo Lee
Stars: Jerald de Vera, Su-Nam Kim, Maries Chanel Rebucas
Trivia: Nearly 15 years have passed since Kim Dusik fled to the Philippines after committing a murder in Korea. He presently lives in Manila with his Filipino wife, Medusa, and their 15-year-old … See full summary »
Storyline
Nearly 15 years have passed since Kim Dusik fled to the Philippines after committing a murder in Korea. He presently lives in Manila with his Filipino wife, Medusa, and their 15-year-old Kopino (Korean-Filipino) son, Philip. Away from his homeland, Dusik’s overwhelming yearning for his old mother causes him to inflict violence on his son and sexually abuse his wife. He only looks forward to going back to Korea as soon as the 15-year statute of limitations runs out. Only a few months remain. As Philip grows up, he confronts his father for mistreating his mother. While he feels a strong antipathy to violence, Philip, in spite of himself, takes after his father’s violent behavior. Medusa finds out that Dusik is leaving for Korea in a few months and begs him to take Philip with him to raise as a Korean. However, Dusik believes that Philip must live in the Philippines because he is not Korean but Filipino. Once Medusa, who dedicated her whole life to her son, realizes that Dusik will … Written by Anonymous
Plot Keywords: medusa, korea, kopino, murder, fish market
Details:
Country: South Korea, Philippines
Release Date: January 2008 (Netherlands)

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