Pinoys in another Berlin film
Apart from Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis,” another Berlin film topbills Filipinos. Axel Koenzen’s “Deadweight,” an entry in the Berlinale’s Forum section, features Archie Alemania in the lead. A German-Finnish production, the film centers on the guilt-ridden foreign captain of a container ship, with an all-Filipino crew, that encounters a fatal mishap. Koenzen cast Alemania after seeing him in Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
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