Feels very much a independent movie, but with some powerful media backers. However, the script lacks the guts to deliver a story as dark and gritty as its visuals. Enrique Gil, with a mostly silent performance, gets to show more nuance than he’s ever shown before. Previous Post Train to Busan Bu-san-haeng: However, Enrique did not get the part due to his then difficulty in speaking the Filipino language. No amount of awesome aerial shots or perfectly-framed scenes could compensate for the lack of an engrossing story a dream sequence to generate tension, really? And as we spend time with Carlo in the criminal lair, the film takes pains to depict the banality of these criminals’ lives. Add the first question.

Don’t worry Enrique, you’ll have Liza Soberano to come home to when all this is over. Dukot is based on the story of a real-life kidnapping in Metro Manila. A press conference for the film was held on July 5, that was attended by the director and some of the cast. Dukot begins as a promising look at a society whose diverse social classes are united by the evils of corruption. The film revolves around two families that come from two totally different worlds. With all due respect to Mr.

I felt very much like one of the guests of Mr.


The two met back in when Enrique auditioned for a part in Soriano’s sports biographical drama film Thelma. The movie opens with a grainy footage of an ATM attack, but it is never mentioned again. However, it devolves into a simplistic morality play where the central event becomes nothing more than a fated comeuppance that provokes a crowd-pleasing but less challenging change of heart for its distressed characters.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This page was last edited on 12 Februaryat But in the end, it feels like an extraneous detail in a film summmary full of them. Christopher De Leon strays away from his brash stereotype, and this time embodies a subdued sinister to his character.


It settles for something that feels like an ending, evoking the standard imagery that skmmary with a story of kidnapping. Email required Address never made public.

I found it a worthwhile film. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

The first Filipino movie he saw in the theaters was Carlo J. Continue to reset your password on FHM. But none of those ruses really pay off. Dukot Theatrical release poster. Notify me of new comments via email. The aerial shots, dummary perspectives, and pulsating score effectively fill the air with dread and tension—Dukot is doubtless a technically well-crafted film. Dukot is anchored by earnest portrayals from its cast.

It only provokes partially, quickly retreating from its hefty provocations just when the opportunity to get darker and more vicious opens up. This article needs an improved plot summary. Nice to see an actor like Enrique Gil finally show off his acting skills. Enrique, on the other hand, was challenged to sukot beyond his typical leading man roles.

It’s grittier and darker, and it works to set the tone for the film. Start your free trial.

Enrique Gil, with a mostly silent performance, gets to show more nuance than he’s ever shown before. View your profile page here OR Click close to continue. Absent the promise of its setup for a vaster relevance, Dukot is actually a firmly composed crime flick. Based on a true story, the film centers on the kidnapping of Carlo Enrique Gilthe son of Charlie Sandoval Ricky Davaoa customs official who is hounded by allegations of corruption.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Search for ” Dukot ” on Amazon. There’s a lot of room at the top for both Dukoy movies. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Dukot opens on grainy surveillance footage. Dukpt rest of the cast deliver convincing performances with Davao and de Leon being the noteworthy examples.

The film had a chance to tackle graver things, but instead, it preferred to tread the path of less resistance.

DUKOT (Paul Soriano, 2016)

Malabon City, Metro Manila. In one scene, Carlo sneaks in an official receipt which indicates his current location. However, credit should also go to Shaina Magdayao as well as the Medina brothers, for being able to showcase their talents in this movie. You might dismiss the movie just because Enrique Gil receives the top-billing—and I can’t blame you for doing so. This is the most restrained film of director Paul Soriano by far. Although a direct connection is not necessary for the film to make sense, the disappointing resolution falls short of delivering the social allegory it is trying to build.

The film revolves around two families that come from two totally different worlds. Where did all the critics go? In an article published by The Philippine Stardirector Paul Soriano was quoted to have said that Enrique Gil was his “first and only choice” for the role of Carlo. Views Read Edit View history. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: