Plot & Details
When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country.
A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, 'Amigo' is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of todays unresolvable conflicts.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 124min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/19/2011
- Distributor(s): Variance Films
- Director(s): John Sayles
- Starring: Joel Torre , Garret Dillahunt , Yul Vázquez , Chris Cooper , D.J. Qualls
- Themes: Life Under Occupation,Military Life
- Tone: Earnest,Grim,Gritty
- Keywords: Philippines, imperialism, occupation [military], village, war
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-19-2011)
- Language: Filipino,Spanish,English
London Film Festival
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|2011||London Film Festival||Film Presented||Nominated|