Earning the Philippines’ first acting award from the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Ms. Jaclyn Jose plays the titular role of Ma’ Rosa
ROSA owns a small community convenience store connected to their home in the slums of Metropolitan Manila. Together with her husband, NESTOR, they use their convenient store as cover-up for selling illegal narcotic, Methamphetamines. Their fate changes when their neighbor sets them up for a police raid leading to the couple’s arrest; a ploy for extortion. Backed against the wall, Rosa seeks help from her children, JACKSON, RAQUEL and KERWIN as they do the daunting task to buy their parent’s freedom.
ROSA owns a small community convenient store connected to their home in the slums of Metropolitan Manila. Together with her husband, NESTOR, they use their convenient store as cover-up for selling illegal narcotic, Methamphetamines. their fate changes one Saturday night when their neighbor BONG-BONG, who works as a fly-by-night parking attendant, begs her to sell him a small pack of Methamphetamine without knowing that it’s a ploy for a pending buy-bust operation leading to Rosa and Nestor’s warrantless arrest by a police team led by Sergeant CASTOR.
The policemen command Rosa to rat-out their source of illegal narcotics as trade-off to their freedom. Hesitant, she has no choice but to call JOMAR, and cooperate with the policemen. But despite latter’s arrest, the policemen inform Rosa and Nestor that they still need to pay 50,000 pesos for their freedom. Backed against the wall, Rosa seeks help from her children, JACKSON, RAQUEL and KERWIN as they do the unthinkable. Jackson sells all their appliances while Raquel painstakingly borrows money from their poor relatives. On the other hand, Kerwin sells his body to his gay benefactor – all of these just to buy the freedom of their parents.
Philippine Release Date: July 27, 2016
Director: Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Creative Consultant: Armando Lao
Screenwriter: Troy Espiritu
Director of Photography: Odyssey Flores
Musical Director: Maria Teresa Barrozo
Mark Anthony Fernandez
Neil Ryan Sese
John Paul Duray
Maria Isabel Lopez
Genre: Drama, Action
MTRCB Rating: (to follow)
Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Released by: Centerstage Productions thru Solar Pictures
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