Sunday, June 03, 2012

Weighed but found wanting (Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang)

Philippines 1974

Details imdb

Seen 2 June 2012

The outsiders in a society

IMDB 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 79% liked it
The title of the film which is taken from Daniel 5:27 is a very appropriate metaphor of the general attitudes of the townspeople depicted in the story. The filming style might seem jaded but the message is still relevant. I'll give this a 7.0/10

My impressions:

A life lost
But you did not consent to that lost
And you wander through the years

Until you find a kindred spirit
Who understands how it feels
To be an outsider

The two try to lead their own lives
But norms dictate otherwise
They impose their morals
Their ethics, education and wealth
But does society realise

The outsiders
Might be the ones who are
The righteous

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