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  • Philippines
  • 2012
  • 130 minutes
  • Drama
  • Asian

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Pintakasi tells the story of DJ (played by John Wayne), a young, passionate painter who arrives at an island which has become a dumping ground for garbage. With the island and its poverty-stricken people as his canvas, DJ struggles to protect the shanty town island and teach its people to dream and hope. He eventually wins the heart of Josie (played by Erich Gonzales), inarguably the most beautiful woman on the island whom Tikboy (played by JM de Guzman) considers his “queen.” A small time gang leader and uncrowned king of the island, Tikboy reacts violently against their budding romance which leads to DJ’s taking vengeance. The movie’s title holds two different meanings: pintakasi means sabong; pinta kasi (love to paint), two elements that are crucial in the film.