Service (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Service (2008)
  • Rate: 6.3/10 total 731 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 25 June 2008 (Philippines)
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
  • Gross: $63,909(USA)(24 May 2009)
  • Director: Brillante Mendoza
  • Stars: Gina Pareño, Jacklyn Jose and Julio Diaz
  • Original Music By: Gian Gianan   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby SR
  • Plot Keyword: Family Business | Goat | Movie Theatre | Caught Naked | Burning Film In The End

Writing Credits By:

  • Armando Lao (story) &
  • Boots Agbayani Pastor (story)
  • Armando Lao (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • For this film, Brillante Mendoza is the second Filipino director to be nominated for Palm d’Or, after Lino Brocka.
  • French visa # 121615 delivered on 28-10-2008.
  • Awards: Best Director Award (Brillante Mendoza) and Best Actress Award (Gina Pareño) at the Vladivostok International Film Festival (2008).

Plot: A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy… See more » |  »

Story: A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy, possible incest and bothersome skin irritations are all part of their daily challenges, but the real "star" of the show is an enormous, dilapidated movie theater that doubles as family business and living space. At one time a prestige establishment, the theater now runs porn double bills and serves as a meeting ground for hustlers of every conceivable persuasion. The film captures the sordid, fetid atmosphere, interweaving various family subplots with the comings and goings of customers, thieves and even a runaway goat while enveloping the viewer in a maelstrom of sound, noise and continuous motion.Written by Regent Releasing  

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Produced By:

  • Didier Costet known as executive producer
  • Antonio del Rosario known as supervising producer
  • Renato Esguerra known as associate producer
  • Nolan Estacio known as post producer: Engine Room
  • Ferdinand Lapuz known as producer
  • J.C. Nigado known as supervising producer (as JC Nigado)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Gina Pareño known as Nanay Flor
  • Jacklyn Jose known as Nayda (as Jaclyn Jose)
  • Julio Diaz known as Lando
  • Kristoffer King known as Ronald (as Kristofer King)
  • Dan Alvaro known as Jerome
  • Coco Martin known as Alan
  • Mercedes Cabral known as Merly
  • Roxanne Jordan known as Jewel
  • Dido De La Paz known as Atty. Quintana (as Dido Dela Paz)
  • Benjie Filomeno known as Thief
  • Buddy Caramat known as Tonette (as Buddy Salvador Caramat)
  • Bobby Jerome Go known as Jonas
  • Julia Taylor known as Cross Dresser
  • Jemmalyn Galicia known as Susan
  • Nico Taverna known as Santy
  • Aaron Rivera known as Ricky (as Aaron Christian Rivera)
  • Billy Ray Gali known as Student
  • Babylee Borromeo known as Peter
  • Arnold Toledo known as Serbis Boy
  • Arman Reyes known as Old Gay from Manila
  • Armando Lao known as Gay with cellphone
  • Rex Due known as Policeman
  • Ted Amo known as Macho Gay
  • Rod Capua known as Policeman (as Rod Capua)
  • Clarence Ayuyao known as Cross Dresser
  • Blue Seal known as Flower Vendor
  • Andy Picache known as Edwin
  • Marites Nuñez known as Carol
  • Emerson Salangsang known as Edwin Kid 1
  • Ursula Tiotuico known as Edwin Kid 2
  • Gina Villa known as Distraught Mother
  • Ira Tuazon known as Daughter
  • Aldrin Zubiri known as Serbis Boy
  • Kevin Javier known as Serbis Boy
  • J.B. Parker known as Serbis Boy
  • Paul Espidido known as Serbis Boy
  • Reymond Mendoza known as Serbis Boy (as Raymond Mendoza)
  • Bryan Martin known as Serbis Boy
  • Ricardo Valbuena III known as Serbis Boy
  • Julius Habal known as Serbis Boy
  • Orlando Abion known as Serbis Boy
  • Alfie Baluyot known as Serbis Boy
  • Jeff Batungbakal known as Serbis Boy
  • Bong Santos known as Serbis Boy
  • Herminio Batungbakal known as Serbis Boy
  • J.R. Batungbakal known as Serbis Boy
  • Diego Marx Dobles known as Serbis Boy
  • Ryan Yanga known as Serbis Boy
  • Erika de Jesus known as Gay Patron
  • Richard Rodriguez known as Gay Patron
  • Marvin Rea known as Gay Patron
  • Rey Yumang known as Gay Patron
  • Reymar Belano known as Gay Patron
  • Eddie Carlos known as Gay Patron
  • Amang de Guzman known as Gay Patron
  • Shiela Sanchez known as Gay Patron
  • Vic Baguio known as Gay Patron
  • Dario Leosa known as Gay Patron
  • Ronel Javier known as Gay Patron
  • Pancho Pantig known as Gay Patron
  • Joy Aronce known as Gay Patron
  • Angus Miranda known as Gay Patron
  • Kyro Baldemor known as Soap Opera Actor (as Keiro Baldemor)
  • Jean Andrews known as Soap Opera Actor
  • Sofia Lee known as Soap Opera Actor
  • Kenji Valdez known as Soap Opera Actor
  • Gina Diaz known as Nun
  • Ofelia Gueco known as Nun
  • Jason Paul Laxamana known as Diner
  • Arianne Camille Rivera known as Diner
  • Charlie Mallari known as Diner
  • Cristina Sanchez Galicia known as Mother
  • Cherry Bengco known as Mother
  • Teresita Bengco known as Mother
  • Miriam Go known as Mother
  • Justin Bengco known as Jonas' Schoolmate
  • Reggie Paguio known as Jonas' Schoolmate
  • Justin Agustin known as Jonas' Schoolmate
  • Wally Agbuya known as Jonas' Schoolmate
  • Jayson Agustin known as Jonas' Schoolmate

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  • Georginna Desuasido known as prosthetics (as Georgina Gesuasido)
  • Julius Gabor known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Orlando Abion known as propsman
  • Vilma del Rosario known as props buyer
  • Benjie Filomeno known as scenic artist
  • Jeff Galicia known as carpenter
  • Jessie Galicia known as carpenter
  • Joel Sanchez known as set man
  • Jun Sanchez known as set man
  • Eric Valera known as carpenter

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Production Companies:

  • Centerstage Productions
  • Swift Productions
  • Asian Cinema Fund (Pusan International Film Festival) (grant)
  • Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (grant)

Other Companies:

  • CMB Film Services  camera crew
  • Dante's Peak Catering  catering services
  • Engine Room  post-production
  • Kodak Philippines  film stock
  • MIDI Sound Studios  sound facilities
  • Murphy PR  publicity
  • Opticolors  post-production
  • Optima Digital  post-production
  • Reeltime Creative  creative consultant
  • Roadrunner Network  digital film recording
  • Titra Film Paris  subtitles: original version with subtitles

Distributors:

  • Fortissimo Films (2008) (worldwide) (theatrical)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Maximum Film Distribution (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paradiso Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Regent Releasing (2008) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Swift Productions (2008) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Équation Distribution (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Arte (2010) (France) (TV)
  • Arte (2010) (Germany) (TV)
  • E1 Entertainment Distribution (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • E1 Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paradox Entertainment Group (2010) (Canada) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Optima Digital (visual and digital effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Joel Alagao known as digital effects artist: Optima Digital
  • Jackson An known as engineer: Optima Digital
  • Tess Bautista known as digital effects artist: Optima Digital
  • Eric Carlos known as resolve colorist: Optima Digital
  • Frank Chico known as engineer: Optima Digital
  • Ice Cruz known as y front colorist: Optima Digital
  • James Ecito known as resolve colorist: Optima Digital
  • Marilen Magsaysay known as resolve colorist: Optima Digital
  • Nelson Medina known as digital effects artist: Optima Digital
  • Leo Mendoza known as digital effects artist: Optima Digital
  • Ruben Ramirez known as engineer: Optima Digital
  • Lope Robredillo known as engineer: Optima Digital
  • Abi Sta. Ana known as digital effects artist: Optima Digital
  • Stephen Sy known as visual effects supervisor: Optima Digital

Release Date:

  • France 18 May 2008 (Cannes Film Festival) (premiere)
  • Philippines 25 June 2008
  • France 9 July 2008 (Festival Paris Cinéma)
  • Canada 5 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Russia 18 September 2008 (Vladivostok International Film Festival)
  • Thailand 24 September 2008 (Bangkok International Film Festival)
  • Canada 1 October 2008 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
  • South Korea 4 October 2008 (Pusan International Film Festival)
  • USA 12 October 2008 (New York Film Festival)
  • Brazil 17 October 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • USA 22 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
  • Argentina 8 November 2008 (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
  • France 12 November 2008
  • Greece 19 November 2008 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 23 January 2009 (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
  • USA 30 January 2009 (limited)
  • Switzerland 5 February 2009 (Black Movie Film Festival)
  • Singapore 5 March 2009
  • Czech Republic 28 March 2009 (Febio Film Festival)
  • USA 3 April 2009 (Wisconsin Film Festival)
  • Denmark 19 April 2009 (CPHPIX Festival)
  • Spain 1 May 2009 (Barcelona Asian Film Festival)
  • France 6 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Philippines 12 June 2009 (French Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 2 July 2009
  • Switzerland 13 August 2009 (Locarno Film Festival)
  • Belgium 26 August 2009
  • Philippines 17 October 2009 (Cinemanila International Film Festival)
  • Canada 9 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 9 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 9 December 2010 (TV premiere)
  • Philippines 9 November 2011 (Italian Film Festival)

MPAA: Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language

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