The Norte End Of History Review

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Brash and smugly self-aware, Fabian (Lucero) is a law-school dropout with revolutionary ideas and a violent way of executing them. Joaquin (Alemania), meanwhile, is a farmer’s son who takes the fall.


An innocent man's family suffers, as Lav Diaz reworks Dostoevsky’s Crime And Punishment as a slice of Filipino realism in this engrossing, exhausting epic, which is both technically audacious and emotionally devastating in its denouement.

Filipino maven Diaz delivers a bravura, literary human drama that does justice to its great source material.