A high-budget production filled with action and suspense, 1898, OUR LAST MEN IN THE PHILIPPINES is grand adventure movie with a high-level cast, ripe to be enjoyed on the big screen. 1898 also boasts the talent of DOP Alex Catalán and the Goya®-winning actor Javier Gutiérrez, two key members of the international box-office hit Marshland.

1898 OUR LAST MEN IN THE PHILIPPINES

Historical Adventure / 2016 / Spanish / 105 min / Spain

 

SYNOPSIS

Death, violence, blood, desperation, fear and starvation. This is the plight of the last fifty men of the Spanish Empire as they defend the last of its colonies to the death: the Philippines. These Spaniards, drifters rather than soldiers, barricade themselves inside the church in the small village of Baler against the incessant offensive by the country’s native Tagalogs. Over 300 days go by, and day in and day out, they suffer all kinds of illness and miseries. Between the arrows they receive and their own return fire, these Spa-niards, far from home, take on the adventure of their lives in an inhospitable jungle crawling with crocodiles and other dangers. They battle onslaught after onslaught from the natives; they sneak out at night to steal food and they smoke opium to drown their sorrows. And above all, they entrust themselves to a God and Country who, to their disbelief, abandoned them long ago...

 

 

CREW

 

CAST

Director

Salvador Calvo

 

Production companies

Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas (Witching & Bitching

 

Director of Photography

Alex Catalán (Marshland)

 

 

 

Luis Tosar (Sleep Tight, Cell 211)

 

Javier Gutiérrez (Marshland

 

Eduard Fernández (The Skin I Live In, Smoke & Mirrors)

 

Álvaro Cervantes (Hanna)

 

Karra Elejalde (Even the Rain, Spanish Affair 1 & 2)