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Service (2008)

Serbis (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Brillante Mendoza (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)

Writers:

Armando Lao (story), Boots Agbayani Pastor (story) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Pareño ... Nanay Flor
Jaclyn Jose ... Nayda
Julio Diaz ... Lando
Coco Martin ... Alan
Kristoffer King ... Ronald (as Kristofer King)
Dan Alvaro ... Jerome
Mercedes Cabral ... Merly
Roxanne Jordan Roxanne Jordan ... Jewel
Dido de la Paz ... Atty. Quintana (as Dido Dela Paz)
Buddy Caramat Buddy Caramat ... Tonette (as Buddy Salvador Caramat)
Bobby Jerome Go Bobby Jerome Go ... Jonas
Jemmalyn Galicia Jemmalyn Galicia ... Susan
Julia Taylor Julia Taylor ... Cross Dresser
Nico Taverna Nico Taverna ... Santy
Aaron Rivera Aaron Rivera ... Ricky (as Aaron Christian Rivera)
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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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Taglines:

Service. It's the family business. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

For this film, Brillante Mendoza is the second Filipino director to be nominated for Palm d'Or, after Lino Brocka. See more »

Connections

References Punla (2003) See more »

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Better than I expected
13 November 2018 | by petersoosSee all my reviews

I watched this movie with my filipino wife, she knew a many actors from there. I like the older pinoy movies, however they are mostly depressive and about hard life, but probably since this is not so old movie, it was not so dark. With a little filipinou humour style, i liked it.


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Official Sites:

Serbis (2008)

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 June 2008 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Service See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,824, 1 February 2009

Gross USA:

$64,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,156
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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