The story of the rebuilding of their lives by the survivors of the disaster caused by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, particularly focusing on the struggles of a mother who lost their children.


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  • ★★★★★ review by Zim Dela Peña on Letterboxd


  • ★★★½ review by Rakesh Konni on Letterboxd

    Brillante Mendoza brilliantly portrays the human conditions in a typhoon affected area focusing on a mother who lost her children in the natural disaster. Liked it for the sincerity of the director in portraying the plight.

  • ★★★½ review by Cristiane Costa on Letterboxd

    Direto das Filipinas, "Armadilha" (Taklub) de Brillante Mendoza conta a história pós catástrofe provocada pelo Tufão Haiyan na cidade de Tacoblan.

    Destaque para a excelente atriz Nora Aunor. O longa recebeu a menção especial do júri ecumênico - Festival Cannes 2015.

    Hoje na temporada #MostraSP do #MaDameLumiere . Bem vindo (a)!


    #Catástrofe #Tufão #Filipinas #CinemaFilipino #BrillanteMendoza

  • ★★★½ review by Irvin Malcolm on Letterboxd

    This is the latest from Brillante Mendoza and it's, i believe, the first or at least one of the first narrative films to tackle the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (or Haiyan for you international people). The title comes from the way the film kicks off: A family living in a tent in a temporary shelter for those who lost their homes perish in a fire. It kicks off some multiple criss-crossing glimpses into the lives a group of survivors still struggling to cope with the tragedies and losses that befell their lives. Nora Aunor is billed as the lead but she's really just one in an ensemble of actors. It's hard to dislike this film since it wears its heart in it sleeve but it's still not one of Mendoza's best. There are powerful moments and documentary-like feel really sucks you in but it seems like all familiar territory for him. It's a very good film but far from a masterpiece.

  • ★★★★ review by Maëva on Letterboxd

    A gem!!

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