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Stars grace ‘Captive’ premiere; Vilma, Nora no-shows

/ 10:55 PM September 03, 2012

Brillante Mendoza

MANILA, Philippines—Various stars graced the gala premiere Monday night of the much-anticipated independent film “Captive” by Cannes best director Brillante Mendoza.

Spotted at Greenbelt Cinemas were Coco Martin, Meryl Soriano, Eugene Domingo, Ronnie Lazaro, Dennis Trillo, among others.

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Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos reportedly confirmed to attend the premiere but were not present at the venue.

“Captive,” produced by Centerstage Productions, is loosely based on real-life events that involved a group of missionaries and holiday-makers kidnapped in Palawan in 2001 by a rebel group linked to the militant Islamist organization al-Qaeda.

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The film stars French actress Isabelle Huppert, whose character Therese, a social worker, ends up caring for one of the kidnappers.

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