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Richard and Raymond are two teenage brothers. Richard is the leader of his gang, “Bagong Buwan,” while Raymond is being inducted into the rival gang, “Batang Dilim.” Complications arise when Raymond is given the task of killing his older brother. Meanwhile, the City Death Squad lurks the streets. This real-life vigilante group is allegedly backed by the city mayor and responsible for many unsolved murders of teen gangsters. Today, they are hunting down Richard. Will they take the younger brother, too?

Top Billed Cast

Celso Ad. Castillo as Mayor Danilo Suarez
Felix Roco as Richard
Daniel Medrana as Raymond
Zyrus Desamparado as Tomas
Eda Nolan as Jenny-Jane
Moises Magisa as Father
Bayang Barrios as Jo
Dexter Indab as Batman
Jim Libiran as Hitman
Bianca Balbuena as Jhunelyn
J.R. Nopia as Don-don
Christian Remo as Long
Rod Capua as Mang Boyet
Willie Revillame as Game Show Host
Rj Villa as Gangster


LANGUAGE : Filipino (With English subtitles.)


PRODUCER : Pepe Diokno
EDITOR : Orlean Tan, Ralph Crisostomo, Miko Araneta
SOUND : Mark Laccay

Festivals Participated / Recognitions

Luigi De Laurentiis Award, Venice Film Festival 2009
Venice Horizons Award, Venice Film Festival 2009
Special Citation, Cinemalaya 2009
NETPAC Award, Jeonju Film Festival 2010

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Roco’s latest project, Pepe Diokno’s multi-awarded film, Engkwentro, tells the story of two brothers who are forced to fight each other in a brutal gang war, while being hunted by the City Death Squad.