Views Read Edit View history. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. We see him wander in desperation, lost beyond logic and needless of reason. Was this review helpful to you? Full Cast and Crew. The frightfully chilling view inside that disgusting child trafficking syndicate was the visceral punch of the film, and Jericho’s reaction is our reaction.

We are introduced to their relationship as parent and child,…. These stories made other people. His chemistry with Rosales was so effortless, which really made his disappearance midway in the film more painful to watch. The film stars Jericho Rosales , a father struggling to search his son after disappearing in the city. In contrast, “Alagwa” ends with hardly a word said. Rosales and Carino as father and son. Along the way it won international awards.

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Select gender Male Female. Realising that his long-lost son is finally found, Robert tearfully embraces him and the story concludes with his other son witnessing the scene. When the police fail to locate his child, he plows through the back streets of Manila, unearthing the dark facets of human trafficking, determined to find his son at all costs.

As with “On the Job,” which stars Piolo Pascual, “Alagwa” also casts a heartthrob hunk in the lead role. But unlike Pascual who, despite sschedule competent acting in “On the Job,” is still shown in suspiciously gratuitous bare-chested scenes that display his six-pack abs, Rosales is allowed to successfully discard his typecast image and totally assume his character – that of a browbeaten and downtrodden widower.

Edit Cast Credited cast: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. His son is abducted, and so begins a frantic search that leads Robert Lim to the labyrinth of Chinatown’s criminal underworld. Search for ” Alagwa ” on Amazon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


When his beloved son apparently gets kidnapped in a mall one day, Robert never stopped looking for him, even if this quest led him straight to the dark sinister underbelly of Chinatown, into the lair of a child-smuggling syndicate. Breakaway ‘s main flaw is that it takes too much time establishing the life of the single father and his young son only to take big skips for the later depressing part of the story. But others let the action do the talking and fill the screen with loud explosions.

But because of its late public showing this year, “Alagwa” will only be eligible to compete at the Oscars. We compare “Alagwa” to others made in the Philippines not because there is a lower standard of excellence for local works or indie films, for that matter.

We see him wander in desperation, lost beyond logic and needless of reason. Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references.

Edit Details Official Sites: The protagonists don’t know who to trust. Like many independent films, “Alagwa” took its time to be screened in mainstream theaters.

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By far the best comparison “Alagwa” enjoys is that with one of the greatest movies in world cinema – National Artist Schedulee Bernal’s classic “Himala,” starring the incomparable Nora Aunor. Robert chases after him but the kid escapes. Sometimes though, these jumps to and from locations can be confusing as both Hong Kong and Chinatown are oriental in look. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. It’s far away from those glossy mainstream movies that comes out Star Cinema, that’s for sure!


‘Alagwa’: Frantic desperation

You have successfully updated your account. But looking at the end, that’s probable for the best. We are introduced to their relationship as parent and child,…. Overall, this movie is all about Jericho’s performance.

The film had its world premiere at the 17th Busan International Film Festival inand have its limited screening in the Philippines during the CinemaOne Originals Film Festivallast December. The Director decided to cut it out since it was too melodramatic and did not have the same powerful effect as what was used scjedule the final cut. Please try again later.

scherule Carmen Soo as the daughter of Robert’s boss and Brian’s godmother sympathetic to Robert’s plight. That night, Robert receives a call from the vigilante, telling him to meet him under an overpass but they get ambushed by the police and the vigilante dies on the scene.

Robert also remembers Brian teaching him a secret handshake and when he attempts the secret handshake with the homeless man he gets the same handshake in return.

On the streets, his son suddenly goes missing and Robert goes to search for him, feeling worried that the previous incident would also happen to his moive family.