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1 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
Set and vibrantly photographed in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, "Manito" is the fictional yet richly detailed story of a day in the life of two Latino brothers, Junior (Franky G.) and Manny (Leo Minaya). Told using techniques of cinema verité, "Manito" manages to capture multiple facets of a New York neighborhood and the people who live there.

Cast: Franky G. , Leo Minaya , Manuel Cabral , Julissa Lopez , Jessica Morales , Hector Gonzalez , Panchito Gomez ,

Director: Eric Eason

Genres: Drama

Manito (2002)

Release Date: June 13th, 2003|1 hr. 17 min.

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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A low-budget wonder: rough and gritty around the edges, filmed for what looks like a budget of $1.98, but bristling with energy, passion and intimacy. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Toward the finish, the movie takes a regrettable curve into melodrama, but the excellent performances never waver. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Manito sees an everyday tragedy with sadness and tenderness, and doesn't force it into the shape of a plot. show more

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