Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore

heart1Directors: Khavn
Writers: Khavn
Genre: Drama/Musical

When violence is the only life you know, will love save you or just unravel everything? Somewhere in Manila, a crime boss rules with an iron fist. He uses religion and violence to stay in power. What superstition and razzle dazzle don’t accomplish, his goons do. To his most loyal henchman he gives the task of guarding his woman, who is headstrong and impulsive, and often gets into trouble. Before long, she falls in love with the henchman, and the star-crossed lovers decide to leave town. Fighting ensues. It is while on the run that they finally get to know each other for the first time… „For those willing to submit to the experience, however, the rewards are many.“ – Screen Anarchy „Aside from making a paean to street life, Khavn is also making a statement about what  constitutes cinema in 2015 with Jean-Luc Godard’s quote ’All you need to make a movie is a girl and gun’ taken as a conceptual cue.“ – V Cinema „It would be a mistake to classify Ruined Heart at all, Khavn’s creature is an untameable wild beast: surely there’s no chance anyone will easily stop thinking and talking about it, I can assure that.“ –


  • Christoff Ken (Maglalatik)
  • Jocas Ortiz (Maglalatik)
  • Lhie Santos (Sex Performer)
  • Andre Puertollano (The Friend)
  • Vincent Cando (Henchmen)
  • Long (Bomber Buwaya)
  • Marvin Munoz (Henchmen)
  • Yumi Kris (Sex Performer)
  • Vim Nadera (The GodFather)
  • Mico Madrid (Sex Performer)
  • Brenda Mage (Prostitutes)
  • Elena Kazan (The Lover)
  • Nathalia Acevedo (The Prostitute)
  • Tadanobu Asano (The Criminal)
  • Runtime: 73 min
  • Country: Philippines/Germany
  • Language: English
  • Year: 2014
  • Awards and nominations
  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2014
  • Nominated Tokyo Grand Prix

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