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"Birdshot" is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she ... See full summary »

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Mikhail Red

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Mikhail Red, Rae Red (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Reyes ... Domingo
Mary Joy Apostol ... Maya
John Arcilla ... Mendoza
Ku Aquino Ku Aquino ... Diego (as Manuel Aquino)
Argo Argo ... Bala
Dido de la Paz ... Chief De La Paz
Elora Españo ... Domingo's Wife
Ronnie Quizon ... Benny
Rolando Inocencio ... Ranger
Suzette Ranillo ... Crazy Woman
Angelica Caballero Ferro Angelica Caballero Ferro ... Lola (as Angelica C. Ferro)
Ernani L. Antonio Ernani L. Antonio ... Ghost / HDC
Tony Leyba Tony Leyba ... Egay
Mark Justine Aguillon Mark Justine Aguillon ... Pipe Prisoner
Bongjon Jose Bongjon Jose ... Guard
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"Birdshot" is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery. Written by Pamela Reyes

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Innocence lost.


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Official Sites:

Birdshot (2016)

Country:

Philippines | Qatar

Language:

Filipino

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gilze See more »

Filming Locations:

Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines See more »

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Well made, thought provoking entertainment
8 April 2018 | by bogus-bogus-oneSee all my reviews

The film about the life of a young woman from rural area of the Philippines. She lives with her father who wants to prepare her for adulthood and teach her to be self sufficient. The world turns out to be far more complicated and dangerous than she can imagine at her age. Her actions will eventually draw the attention of local authorities. She and her father appear as victims of a police force whose priorities are at odds with the interests of the community. Rather than spelling out every detail, a subtle symbolism carried the events along as we are allowed, for the most part, to draw our own conclusions.


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