Sunday is precious. In Taipei's Little Philippines, peopled, as it is with guest workers that put in six-day-weeks, Sunday is priceless. Sunday's little diversions, its simple pleasures, perk up wilting ambition and rejuvenate flagging aspiration. Migrant labor aspiration, fuel, the global economy burns, owes much to Sunday's particular charms.
AKA: Taipei Sunday (literal translation) Year : 2009 Country: Philipines | Taiwan Language : English | Mandarin | Minan | Tagalog Subtitle(s) : Chinese | English Film Genre : Comedy | Drama
DVD Source : DVD5 Video Format : MKV - X264 - 2 pass Video Bitrate : 1064 kbps Aspect Ratio : 1.854 : 1 Resolution : 720 x 460 Audio Format : MP3 Audio Bitrate : 128 kbps Video Runtime: 1 hr 21 mins Frame Rate : 29.970 fps
Director : Wi Ding Ho Cast : Jeffrey Quizon, Bayani Agbayani, Alessandra de Rossi, meryll Soriano
PINOY SUNDAY is not a typical Taiwanese film. Firstly, it plays out primarily in Tagalog, with only occasional snippets of dialogue spoken in Taiwanese, Mandarin or English. Secondly, it maintains a fairly light-hearted tone, telling a simple story of Filipino migrant workers without feeling compelled to get bogged down in social commentary or berate the injustices of an unfair society. Instead, Malaysian-born writer-director Ho Wi Ding lets his film ride for the most part on the shoulders of his two lead actors - Jeffrey "Epy" Quizon and Bayani Agbayani - a task they effortlessly accomplish through their natural charisma and frequently hilarious onscreen chemistry.
Dado (Agbayani) is living a lifestyle endured by migrant workers the world over. He has left his wife and young daughter back in The Philippines to come to Taipei and work on an assembly line. He sends as much money home as he can to provide his loved ones the best life possible, even if he's not there to share it with them. And that's the problem. Dado's been away for so long that he has, despite himself, begun a relationship with Anna (Meryll Soriano), who works as a domestic helper.