Romantic comedy director Joyce Bernal directs Robin Padilla in the action-packed film 10,000 Hours, Philippine Film Studio’s official entry to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The action star brings life to Gabriel Molino Alcaraz who starts out his career as a rookie cop who helps bring down a crime syndicate. In the process, he makes an enemy of a corrupt general who apparently runs the syndicate.
Now a senator, Gabriel finds his past coming back to haunt him. His enemies—using legalities—have plans of putting him behind bars. But in an effort to prove his innocence, Alcaraz runs from the very law he has sworn to uphold and protect.
He is forced to go into hiding in a foreign country to search for someone who can prove that he is innocent of charges being pinned on him.
Unable to come home to his beloved country, Gabriel searches for his ticket to freedom even as his family unravels. He suffers through a year of emotional torture as he tries to hide his identity by becoming a dishwasher and a busboy in a foreign land.
Though help comes to him in the person of a woman whom he previously helped, he is also relentlessly pursued by his former mentor and a journalist who wants to make a name for herself.
10,000 Hours depicts Gabriel’s fight against corruption and the web of controversies he eventually gets entangled in.
10,000 Hours marks Robin’s debut in the annual film festival. Joining Robin in this movie are Alden Richards, Sunshine Dizon, Bela Padilla, Bobby Andrews, Joem Bascon, Joross Gamboa, Wyn Marquez, Malou de Guzman, and Pen Medina.