Neomanila is a 2017 Philippine neo-noir thriller film co-written and directed by Mikhail Red. Set in modern Manila amid the war on drugs, it tells the story of Irma (Eula Valdez), a hitwoman who trains the young orphan Toto (Timothy Castillo) to become a professional assassin. It premiered at the 2017 Quezon City International Film Festival from October 20–28, before having a Philippine theatrical release on March 13, 2019. The Hollywood Reporter described the film as a “slick thriller”.
Neomanila is considered to be one of the best neo-noir films ever produced by the Philippine cinema.
Toto, a teenage orphan, is recruited by a notorious death squad. Irma, the group leader, soon becomes a maternal figure to the young boy. As the two form a familial bond, their loyalties will be put to the test when one of their targets turns out to be a familiar face.
Timothy Castillo, Eula Valdez, Rocky Salumbides, Jess Mendoza, Ross Pesigan, Angeline Andoy, Angeli Bayani, Ron Villas, Raul Morit, Shandii Bacolod, Astrid Hernandez