Tutok, which will open on May
27, is an eye-opening film that dwells on media exploitation and
sensationalism. This indie film is a dramatic thriller that revolves around the
lives of two newsmen: one of them is an ambitious reporter (portrayed by Emilio
Garcia) while the other is a cameraman (played by actor-turned-producer Allen
Dizon). Together, the two men seek instant fame by attempting to cover a story
involving rebel leaders.
What follows next is a series of events that makes the lives of the two men turn into a nightmare. Tutok also stars Boots Anson-Roa as the concerned mother, Andrea Del Rosario as the reporter's understanding wife, Lloyd Samartino as the feisty television head news executive, Victor Aliwalas as a news correspondent and Ian De Leon as the rebel leader. The film also features newcomer Raymond Cabral as one of the rebels who engages in homosexual activities.
Tutok is the follow up project of Emilio Garcia who recently triumphed with acting awards via his engaging performances in Selda and Walang Kawala. Allen Dizon also returns to the big screen after his acclaimed performances in Twilight Dancer and Paupahan.
SYNOPSIS. Roman (Emilio Garcia) is a reporter while Zaldy (Allen Dizon) is a cameraman looking for a big break. They decide to cover a story involving a group of rebels living in the mountains. Roman is discouraged by his wife and Zaldy by his mother but they are desperate so they proceed to their plan to do an unauthorized coverage of the rebels.
In their encounter with the rebels and their leader, Ka Roldan, the two experience a nightmare as they are raped and forced to test each other's will to live. The media finally give them the coverage that they aspired for but at the price of their own lives.
Tutok opens in Metro Manila theaters on May 27.