|Directed by||Dondon Santos|
|Written by||Shugo Praico|
Cherry Pie Picache
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
Noy is a Filipino independent film released in 2010. It stars Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales and was released under Star Cinema. The film was directed by award-winning film director Dondon Santos. The film is rated "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines. It was selected as the Filipino entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. However, the film didn't make the final shortlist.
Forced to find a job as his family's breadwinner, Noy (Coco Martin) poses as a journalist commissioned to come up with a documentary following the campaign trail of his namesake and top presidential bet, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino for the 2010 Philippine National elections.
It started when Noy, who has ambition to be a news reporter, faked his school records to enter a major TV station, owned by Jane. As a reporter, he was assigned to cover Senator Sen. Noynoy's presidential campaigns everywhere. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Divine, initially discouraged him,was forced to agree. He covered Senator Aquino's campaigns from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, everytime, from sunrise to midnight, from live coverage to record editing. His older brother, Bong, crippled by polio, jealous at Noy at his lucky streak, unintentionally joined a notorious group at drug dealing.
Meanwhile, some jealous TV presenters investigated Noy's background. They reported it on Jane. Noy was immediately summoned and fired when they found out about his fake identity, but gave him one last shot to cover Sen. Aquino's campaign in Tarlac.
He returned in his home in Artex Compound, just to see his brother being mauled by two thugs. He was spotted and killed by one of the thugs, falling his body in the floodwater.
In the end of the film, Noy's family observed his death by lighting in the front of his portrait. Simultaneously, Senator Noynoy made his speech in front of the crowds gathered during his campaign.
The film, infused with actual documentary footage inter-cut with dramatic scenes mixed with countless presidential campaign slogans, deals with themes of poverty, survival and hope for the Filipino family.
- Coco Martin as Manolo "Noy" Agapito
- Erich Gonzales as Divine
- Joem Bascon as Bong
- Cheska Billiones as Tata
- Cherry Pie Picache as Letty
- Vice Ganda as Jane
- Baron Geisler as Caloy
- Ketchup Eusebio as Harold
- Pen Medina as Nick
- Jhong Hilario as Drug Thug 1
- Kristofer King as Drug Thug 2
- Tess Antonio
- Janus del Prado
- Ping Medina
- Neil Ryan Sese
- Karen Davila
- Liz Uy
- List of submissions to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Philippine submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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- "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
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- "Noy, The Movie to hit local theaters on May 26". Retrieved 2010-05-16.
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