Ruined Heart – Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore


Originaltitel: PUSONG WAZAK: ISA NA NAMANG KWENTO NG PAG-IBIG SA PAGITAN NG PUTA AT KRIMINAL
Philippines/Germany 2014 ▪ 73 Min. ▪ Tagalog ▪ 16:9 ▪ digital ▪ color

SYNOPSIS
Somewhere in Manila, a crime boss rules with an iron fist. He uses religion and violence to stay in power. What superstition and razzle dazzle don’t accomplish, his goons do. To his most loyal henchman he gives the task of guarding his woman, who is headstrong and impulsive, and often gets into trouble. Before long, she falls in love with the henchman, and the star-crossed lovers decide to leave town. Fighting ensues. It is while on the run that they finally get to know each other for the first time…

ABOUT THE FILM
Ruined Heart – Another Lovestory Between A Criminal & A Whore (Originaltitel: Pusong Wazak: Isa Na Namang Kwento Ng Pag-Ibig Sa Pagitan Ng Puta At Kriminal) is a Filipino-German co-production by enfant terrible of Filipino film – KHAVN.
With RUINED HEART we’ve created a never-before-seen cinematic mix tape, a punk opera with music at its very core. And thus music has literally become the blood pumping through the ‘heart’ of the film, an omnipresent force that does not just give it an atmosphere, aura, but that also adds layers of meaning and has a distinctive narrative quality.
The film premiered internationally at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

CAST
Tadanobu Asano as The Criminal
Nathalia Acevedo as The Whore
Elena Kazan as The Lover
Andre Puertollano as The Friend
Khavn as The Pianist
Vim Nadera as The Godfather

MUSICAL CONCEPT
RUINED HEART’s unique score emerged through the collaboration of a diverse group of musicians. While Stereo Total, the berlin-based band known for its playful and eclectic music style (a mix of synthpop, new wave, pop and electronica), contributed tracks that give the film its psychedelic punk-pop-opera-esque quality, the subtle, beautiful melody of singer-songwriter Scott Matthews’ tracks “Carnival” and “Mural” creates a quiet, sentimental undertone. Other contributors include Bing Austria and his band The Flippin’ Soul Stompers, who also perform in the film, as well as the Mabuhay Singers.

More info on the film’s website ruined-heart.com

„Rauschhafte Punk-noir-Oper“
Neues Deutschland

„radikal in der Form und unbeeindruckt von jeglicher Konvention.“
epd film

„große, mitreißende, wild-schöne Punk-Kunst. (…) einzigartig und sehenswert“
Filmstarts.de

„Der geniale Philippiner erfindet das Filmische neu – in dem er aus seinem Ruin seinen Triumph komponiert.“
Süddeutsche Zeitung

„schräge Filmperle (…) Assoziativ, abgründig, bezaubernd, cool. Ein traumwandlerisches, filmisches Fotoalbum. Für die einen verstörend, für uns ein Lieblingsfilm.“
Choices.de

„Sex und Gewalt kommen in diesem sehr körperlichen und atmosphärischen Film zwar vor, aber es sind die Momente der Zärtlichkeit und die liebevollen Stimmungen, die den Film eigentlich sehenswert machen.“
The Hollywood Reporter