“Emir” is touted as the first feature length musical in Philippines. However, they seem to forget about “Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah” movie which also featured a lot of musical numbers. Neverthless, I applaud Chito Rono in coming up with a stunning musical film that truly depicts the OFW’s in Middleast. It’s good that they shun overexposed mainstream actresses.
Emir is a full-feature Filipino movie musical set in a fictional emirate in the Middle East with 70% of principal photography shot in Morocco. It tells the story of a Filipina yaya (nanny), Amelia, who decides to work abroad to help her family. She takes care of the Sheik’s wife who is about to give birth, and later acts as the yaya to the newly born – Ahmed, the Sheik’s eldest son.
Amelia sees Ahmed growing up, rearing him, and in the process, introducing the young boy to the culture, values, and language of the Philippines. A war ensues and an evacuation of the royal family is ordered, but it is too late. In the ensuing turmoil, Amelia saves Ahmed and escapes to the desert. They become separated and Amelia is forced to go back to the Philippines, unappreciated for the heroism she had done.
Will she ever achieve her simple dream of a better and more comfortable life? Will she finally triumph and lend truth to the saying– “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?”
Frencheska Farr, Dulce, Sid Lucero, Jhong Hilario, Kalila Aguilos, Beverly Salviejo, Julia Clarete, Leisl Batucan, Melanie Dujunco, Gigi Escalante, Bayang Barrios, Bodjie Pascua, Emil Sandoval
EMIR MUSICAL TRAILER
Tags: Filipino Musical Films
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