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Classification date: 
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
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Independent Film Company
Release date: 
Friday, 20 September 2013
Sean Ellis
Jake Macapagal,Althea Vega,John Arcilla
Consumer advice: 
Contains strong language, violence and threat
BBFC insight: 

<p>METRO MANILA is a Tagalog language drama about a man who moves to Manila with his poverty-stricken family and starts working for a security company, only to be faced with danger and a life-changing situation.</p><dl><dt>Language</dt><dd><p>The film contains the use of strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker'), as well as mild and moderate bad language ('asshole', 'prick', 'bullshit').</p></dd><dt>Violence</dt><dd><p>There are scenes of strong violence, most notably in a repeated flashback sequence of a violent robbery. We see shooting and bloody injury to several characters in this scene, including a gunshot to the head which results in a fleeting blood spurt, as well as the sight of bloody mouths of injured characters. In another scene, a character is shot in the chest, with depiction of the impact and blood on the floor as the victim crawls around a corner.</p></dd><dt>Threat</dt><dd><p>There are scenes of sustained gun threat.</p></dd></dl><p>There is brief breast nudity as female bar dancers change their clothes and a scene in which lines of cocaine are seen on a table.</p>

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BBFC insight date: 
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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Friday, 20 September 2013
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