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by Raya Martin


Early 20th century Philippines. The sounds of war signal the arrival of the Americans. A mother and son flee to the mountains, hoping for a quiet life. One day, the son discovers a wounded woman in the middle of the forest, and decides to bring her home. Years pass. Man, woman and child live in isolation from the growing chaos all over the country. But a coming storm soon threatens their existence, and American troops draw nearer.

international title: Independencia
original title: Independencia
country: France, Philippines, Germany, Netherlands
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Raya Martin
film run: 77'
release date: FR 21/04/2010
screenplay: Raya Martin
cast: Sid Lucero, Alessandra de Rossi, Tetchie Agbayani, Mika Aguilos
cinematography by: Jeanne Lapoirie
film editing: Jay Halili
art director: Digo Ricio
music: Lutgardo Labad
producer: Arleen Cuevas, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul, Denis Vaslin
production: Atopic, Razor Film Produktion, Volya Films, Cinematografica (PH)
backing: Arte/ZDF
distributor: Shellac Distribution
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