Jaguar

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

A surprisingly good movie from the Philippines, this film noir stars Salvador as a poor man struggling to better his life by taking a job as a security guard in a swanky apartment house. Suddenly, Salvador, who supports his mother and two sisters, finds himself involved in a dangerous situation when he comes to the aid of one of the residents, who is being...read more

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A surprisingly good movie from the Philippines, this film noir stars Salvador as a poor man struggling to better his life by taking a job as a security guard in a swanky apartment house. Suddenly, Salvador, who supports his mother and two sisters, finds himself involved in a dangerous

situation when he comes to the aid of one of the residents, who is being attacked by a sleazy nightclub owner and his "goons." The victim is so grateful that he offers Salvador a job as his bodyguard. However, Salvador's new benefactor, a publisher of pornographic magazines, is not much better

than the nightclub owner. Later, it's revealed that the conflict between these two men arose over a woman, and Salvador is given the task of baby-sitting her. The two are attracted to each other and Salvador, against his better judgment, makes love to her. Soon after, the gang war escalates and

there is a fight in which Salvador kills a man. The magazine publisher offers to save Salvador and his family if he will keep quiet. Angry at the publisher for luring him into a life of crime, Salvador flies into a violent rage that puts him in prison. With its main character trapped in an amoral

world, JAGUAR has a real noir sensibility. This is one of the few Filipino films to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A surprisingly good movie from the Philippines, this film noir stars Salvador as a poor man struggling to better his life by taking a job as a security guard in a swanky apartment house. Suddenly, Salvador, who supports his mother and two sisters, finds hi… (more)

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