Lieutenant Hermes Papauran, one of the best investigators of the Philippines, is at a deep moral crossroad. As a member of the police forces, he is a first-hand witness of the murderous anti-drug campaign that his institution is implementing with dedication. The atrocities are corroding Hermes physically and spiritually, causing him a severe skin disease resulting from anxiety and guilt. As he tries to heal, a dark past haunts him and has eventually come back for a reckoning.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022

Gefördert vom World Cinema Fund (WCF) der Berlinale


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Kapag wala nang mga alon
Director: Lav Diaz
Screenplay: Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines, France, Denmark, Portugal 2022
Production: Epicmedia, Films Boutique, Rosa Filmes, Snowglobe, Arte France, WCF
Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Ronnie Lazaro, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Dms Boongaling
Length: 187 min.
Language: Filipino OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Venice, Busan, Gent, Rio, Tokyo, Viennale, Hong Kong, Taipeh etc.