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Batch '81
(Batch '81)

by Mike DE LEON

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With Batch’81, Mike de Leon takes virulence up a notch. He films the initiation of would-be members of an elite student fraternity reserved for the sons of the country’s leaders. A path paved with sadism, humiliations, obscene staging (from the Milgram experiment in the Nazi cabarets) and, to finish, a blood bath. In the lineage of two monstrous films, Salò and Clockwork Orange, the filmmaker enragedly details the organisation of this small-scale manufacture of inhumanity, pulling on the taut thread stretched between the appetite for virile comradeship and small groups of fascists. Even more horrifying, he captures the state of a society in which a caste’s ambition for power makes it desirable to renounce the last shred of dignity. AR

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  • Titre français
    Batch ’81
  • Original title
    Batch '81
  • Titre international
    Batch '81
  • Photo
    Rody LACAP
  • Montage
    Jess NAVARRO
  • Son
    Ramon REYES
  • Musique
    Lorrie ILUSTRE
  • Interprétation
    Mark GIL, Sandy ANDOLONG, Ward LUARCA, Noel TRINIDAD, Ricky SANDICO, Jimmy JAVIER, Rod LEIDO, Bing PIMENTEL, Criselda CECILIO, Mike ARVISU
  • Production
    MVP Pictures
  • Distribution
    Carlotta Films : info@carlottafilms.com
  • Support de projection
    DCP

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