Cavite (2006) One of those blistering no-budget thrillers, like Open Water or Detour , in which the film's economy of means is the trigger for its ingenuity.… 2006-05-26 Unrated PT80M Mystery and Thriller Dominique Gonzalez Neill Dela Llana Truly Indie
Movie Review

Cavite (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: May 26, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 80 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Dominique Gonzalez and Neill Dela Llana; Distributor: Truly Indie

One of those blistering no-budget thrillers, like Open Water or Detour, in which the film's economy of means is the trigger for its ingenuity. In Cavite, Adam, a surly young Filipino American (he's played by codirector Ian Gamazon), arrives in Manila to attend his father's funeral. A cell phone rings, and suddenly he is being ordered around town by a derisive Muslim terrorist who has kidnapped his mother and sister. What follows is a breakneck inner-city odyssey of jump-cut shaky-cam suspense, as Adam, guided through the squalor of his homeland, receives a brutal lesson in the culture wars.

Originally posted May 31, 2006 Published in issue #880-881 Jun 09, 2006 Order article reprints