Insiang (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Insiang (1978)





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In a slum in Manila, gentle Insiang washes clothing for a living, while enduring non-stop harassment by her mother. When she is raped by her disagreeable mother's equally disagreeable lover, she sets herself on a subtle course of revenge. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Insiang

All Critics (4)

It's rough, but not necessarily raw, for every image and rhythm feels perfectly calibrated.

April 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Such an unforgiving vision of urban poverty justifies the excesses in this domestic drama.

November 19, 2013 | Full Review…

Filipino film set in a shantytown where poverty breeds anger, hatred, and violence in its residents.

October 14, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Just as its intro's slaughterhouse apparatus violently destroys pigs, so too does the crushing poverty of the Philippines crush the titular heroine of Insiang.

September 27, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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