Birdshot

Synopsis: "Birdshot" is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.
Director(s): Mikhail Red
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
TV-MA
Year:
2016
116 min
9 Views

Take a deep breath.

Adjust with every breath.

Choose your target.

And stay on it.

Find an angle

Slowly.

Steady yourself.

Breathe as it breathes.

Your last breath

as you pull the trigger

will be its dying breath.

Now do it!

Maya! Do it now! Maya!

Maya, give me that!

Get up!

You're still tense.

It will take a while

before you learn this.

Maya, do you know why

I'm teaching this to you?

When I'm gone,

who will take care of you?

Bala won't leave me. Right, Bala?

And there's grandma.

That old woman?

She probably won't even outlive Bala.

You need to learn

how to take care of yourself.

But, unlike you, I don't plan on being

a caretaker my whole life, father.

Did you ever hear the story of Ruel,

a villager from town?

- The one who left his mute son alone?

- Yes!

Ruel left his son because he had

to pick up supplies from a nearby town,

and when he came back,

the boy was gone.

Vanished!

No one could find him,

they searched and found nothing.

Father, you've told me that story

so many times now.

Both you and grandmother.

That's an old tale told by old people.

To this day no one knows what happened.

That's why you should

never wander off.

Especially near the border.

It's dangerous.

Is it true that the boy was taken?

I mean, who knows?

Maybe he just left on his own?

The point is,

you need to learn to be by yourself.

To stand on your own

and fend for yourself.

Hey, that looks good!

You sure can make a meal out of leftovers.

I just finished what my father gave us.

It's not like I could leave the house.

I can't leave the baby alone.

We are running a bit short.

I might ask father for more.

Don't ask from him. I'll handle it myself.

You want to come with me?

Come here.

I'm here now, it's okay

What's keeping you awake?

I'm good.

You're looking proper.

Is that wrong? This is a police uniform.

- Aren't we heading to the station?

- I just got a call earlier.

Finally, we may have information

on the missing bus.

Good. Now we have something to go on.

Yes.

But for now,

just let me do the talking Domi

What's your name again? Domingo?

Yes, sir!

Just let me do the talking.

But stay alert.

I'll handle this.

Yes, sir!

Police! Run!

Hurry, run!

Move!

Hey! Not so fast! Where's Benny?

- Where's Benny?

- Sir!

Sir, I didn't do anything wrong!

I said where's Benny?

I'm Benny.

It must be my lucky day.

- You know something about the missing bus?

- Sir?

My boss already paid you guys

for three months now.

We don't owe you anything,

we've settled with you.

We gave it to your friend last week.

You'll always be in debt

because your work here is illegal.

Sir, sir!

Benny

Now listen.

There is a bus that left from San Jose

on Monday at 10 p.m.

It was headed to Manila,

which takes two hours at most.

So it had to be at the station by morning.

No bus came, no driver came,

not a single passenger arrived.

I heard the bus changed routes

and passed your place of "business".

Now, you didn't happen to hear

or see anything?

This isn't my business,

I just work here

That's not what I'm asking!

So, you don't know anything?

If I were to hide

a bus

Why the hell would I hide a bus?

Maybe it isn't registered,

or perhaps a crime happened inside.

Or maybe some drunk asshole

drove the bus straight off a cliff.

But for whatever reason,

something doesn't seem right.

Surely someone has to answer for this.

Am I right?

And if I wanted something hidden,

I'd ask help from someone

who knows dirty work.

That is why I am asking you.

Do you know anyone

who does this kind of work?

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