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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Notes on "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story" (2011)

A scene in the 2011 MMFF Entry Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story shows Asiong and his wife going to a movie theater which features the funeral of the comedian Togo.

In real life, Asiong was killed in a shooting incident in 1951, while Togo died of heart attack in 1952. In the movie, Asiong expressed his desire that his funeral be attended by many people, same as Togo's.

I'm not sure whether the anachronism was intentional to emphasize Asiong's dying wish.

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