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by Brillante Mendoza


Peping, a criminology student, is recruited by his schoolmate, Abyong, to work as a part-time errand boy for a local syndicate that collects protection fees from various businesses in Manila. The easy money Peping earns is spent mostly on his girlfriend, Cecille, who’s also a student. Peping decides to marry her, but in order to do so he’ll need more money. Abyong contacts Peping to join a "special project" that pays more than normal...

international title: The Execution of P
original title: Kinatay
country: France, Philippines
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Brillante Mendoza
film run: 110'
release date: FR 18/11/2009, DE 15/07/2010, NL 02/12/2010
screenplay: Armando Lao
cast: Mercedes Cabral, Julio Diaz, Jhong Hilario, Maria Isabel Lopez, Coco Martin, Lauren Novero, John Regala
cinematography by: Odyssey Flores
film editing: Kats Serraon
art director: Dante Mendoza
music: Teresa Barrozo
producer: Didier Costet
production: Swift Productions, Centerstage Productions (PH)
distributor: Swift, Rapid Eye Movies, Eye Film Institute Netherlands Distribution
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