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117 Ratings

Black Mama, White Mama

Directed by Eddie Romero
Philippines, United States, 1973
Drama, Thriller, Crime


When two troublemaking female prisoners can’t seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping.

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Black Mama, White Mama Directed by Eddie Romero

Critics reviews

[Black Mama, White Mama] vacillates between being a feminist manifesto and a more typical exploitation flick, with scenes of nudity and violence included solely for reasons of titillation. It’s the kind of tonally discordant film that revels in seeing a war lord, Vic Cheng (Vic Diaz), administer electroshock treatment to a female prisoner, but also affords its characters instances of quieter, thoughtful reflection on the inevitably grim consequence of armed political conflict.
March 24, 2016
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