Eskapo (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Prison Film  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Philippines  |  
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Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman while Serge is more sensitive and outgoing. Both of the young men's parents give all of their money, but the government refuses to free them. Even a mutual hunger strike fails to move their jailers. In desperation, Geny and Serge begin plotting their escape.

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arrest, atrocity, escape, political-prisoner, POW (Prisoner of War), stranger, survivor, torture, tyrant