Blink (2008)

Director
Roni Bertubin

Main cast
Sherwin Ordonez; Jojit Lorenzo; Ashley Rhein Arca; Christian Burke; Raja Montero

Genres
Drama

Description
An indie film about greed and corruption among small-time criminals in the streets of Manila starring GMA contract artist Sherwin Ordonez in his first mature role.


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