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When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who hold her captive.

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In this unpredictable and tightly-paced thriller, family man Marlon Villar—a longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango—is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he gets ambushed while driving both his boss’s twelve year-old girl and his own daughter home from school one afternoon. In the chaos of the kidnapping attempt, things go horribly awry and Marlon’s daughter is taken and held for ransom instead. Desperate to save his daughter, Marlon must navigate the conflicting motives between the ruthless kidnappers, untrustworthy Chango and determined detectives eager to name him a suspect without letting on the wrong girl was taken hostage. As events progress wildly unaccording to plan, Marlon, Chango and their families are forced into a rapid downward spiral of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent.


Arnold Reyes ... Marlon Villar
Menggie Cobarrubias ... Mr. Manuel Changho
Dido De La Paz ... Detective Ramos
Leon Miguel ... Visel
Ella Guevara ... Elvie Villar
Marife Necesito ... Mrs. Marcy Changho
Patricia Ona Gayod ... Sophia Changho
Yam Wilson ... ChiChi
Angeli Bayani ... Lina Villar
Archie Adamos ... JoeJoe
Directed By:
Ron Morales
Written By:
Ron Morales
Produced by:
Rebecca Lundgren
Sam Rider
2nd Place: Audience Award, Tribecca Film Festival, 2012
Winner: Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Fantasia Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Fantastic Fest, 2012
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iTunes Trailer - Trailer Premiere

IndieWire - Check Out the Exclusive Poster for Seedy Crime Thriller 'Graceland'

The Hollywood Reporter - Drafthouse Films Picks Up Filipino Crime Thriller 'Graceland'

Asian Journal - In the web of deceit and betrayal – Filipino film ‘Graceland’ to thrill audiences in the US

New York Times - A Land of Hope and Dreams, Dashed


Now Magazine - Twisted Drive

LA Times - Movie review: 'Graceland' a gritty abduction thriller


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