The Manila Lover
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    The Manila Lover

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    Norway, Philippines

    2019

    26 min

    • English
    • Norwegian
    • Tagalog

    Drama

    During a trip to the Philippines, middle-aged Norwegian Lars has met the Filipina he wants to share his life with, but to his surprise she turns him down. Lars now has to face his own prejudices and deal with this uncomfortable situation.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Øyvind Brandtzæg
    Angeli Bayani
    Screenplay
    Johanna Pyykkö
    Cinematography
    Torbjørn Sundal Holen
    Editing
    Magrete Vinnem
    Brwa Vahabpour
    Johanna Pyykkö
    Music
    Jens Fougner
    Production
    NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Johanna Pyykkö

    Johanna Pyykkö

    Sweden

    Johanna is a Finnish-Swedish national living in Oslo, Norway. She was Joachim Trier’s assistant on Thelma and took part in the writing of the popular series Heimebane. With THE MANILA LOVER screened during the 58 th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, Johanna takes a sharp and sensuous look at domination and desire at play in the love story between a Norwegian man and a Filipino woman.

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