Odie and his best friend Irene are two outsiders who find a second home in the Philippine underground music scene.
The two decide to form a band and put together an unlikely crew that consists of the school bully, an ex-punk-turned-barista, and a former childstar-turned-band manager.
The film follows their misadventures as they face satanic S&M bands, samurai swindlers, narcissistic rockstars, the pretentious Philippine art community and the freakiest music video auteur ever.
Co-written by Diego Castillo, the guitarist of one of the Philippines’ biggest rock bands SANDWICH, and directed by multi-awarded music video director Quark Henares, Rakenrol is a heartfelt ode to the underground scene both filmmakers spent their formative years in.
Stars Jason Abalos, Glaiza de Castro, Alwyn Uytingco, Ketchup Eusebio, Diether Ocampo, Matet de Leon, Ramon Bautista, and Jun Sabayton.
I’m excited for Quark Henares’ Rakenrol.
Rakenrol is now CINEMALAYA’s closing film on July 23, 2011.
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