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by Brillante Mendoza


The Pineda family operates a run-down movie house in a city in the province which shows dated sexy double-feature films. The family has taken up actual residence in the old building as well. The matriarch Nanay Flor, her daughter Nayda, son-in-law Lando and adopted daughter Jewel take turns manning the ticket booth and the canteen. Her nephews Alan and Ronald are the billboard painter and projectionist respectively.

international title: Serbis
original title: Serbis
country: France, Philippines, Korea, Republic of, Hong Kong
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Brillante Mendoza
release date: FR 12/11/2008, NL 02/07/2009, BE 26/08/2009
screenplay: Armando Lao
cast: Dan Alvaro, Mercedes Cabral, Julio Diaz, Jaclyn Jose, Kristofer King
cinematography by: Odyssey Flores
film editing: Claire Villareal
art director: Carlo Tabije, Benjamin Padero
music: Gian Gianan
production: Swift Productions, Centerstage Productions (PH)
backing: Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (SK), Asian Cinema Fund (Pusan International Film Festival) (HK)
distributor: Swift, Paradiso Entertainment BV, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Belgique

main awards/selection

Cannes 2008 Official Competition

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