Upcoming Biopic Set To ‘Humanize’ Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim

MANILA, Philippines - Many might be wondering why incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, who already has been the subject of three biopics in the past, is getting another one. Could it be a question of accuracy?

The newest actor to take on the role of the man touted as Manila's "Dirty Harry," Cesar Montano, guaranteed during a recent press conference for the film that this surely wasn't the case.

A good 35 years since his first biopic headlined by the late Rudy Fernandez was released, moviegoers will get a new look into Lim's life; this time, through the upcoming biopic titled "Turning Cradle: The Untold Story of Alfredo Lim."

Fernandez was the first to portray his life on "Alfredo Lim" in 1977, followed by Ramon Revilla Sr. who headlined "Target: Police General (Maj. Gen. Alfredo S. Lim Story)" in 1990; award-winning actor Eddie Garcia topbilled "Alfredo Lim: Batas Ng Maynila" in 1995.

Running in complete contrast with the recurring themes of its predecessors, where the high-profile official was wholly depicted as a tough and merciless crime buster of a policeman and officer, "Turning Cradle," according to Montano, will touch on Lim's exploits outside of his life as a staunch law enforcer.

"Lahat matigas eh. Matapang, strikto, disciplinarian. Dito ay tatalakayin naman natin ang puso ni Mayor Lim. Maipapaliwanag dito ang buo niyang pagkatao, na may puso pala siya na marunong din umiyak," Montano related.

Montano, who will not only be the film's actor but also its director, explained that "Turning Cradle" will turn the spotlight on Lim's childhood, his humble beginnings as an orphan, and, naturally, to his testosterone-filled life as a policeman in the '60s, based on the 1998 book by National Artist Nick Joaquin, "May Langit Din ang Mahirap: The Alfredo Siojo Lim Story."

According to the actor, he's looking into the possibility of having international screenings for the film.

At the core, Montano hopes for the film to showcase not only "a beautiful story of a poor man's struggle to become successful and be able to help the community" but for it to inspire the younger generation to not allow poverty to get in the way of achieving their dreams.

The film is scheduled to be released in January next year, a few months before the next year's elections, which will see Lim going up against former President Joseph Estrada for the mayoralty post in Manila.

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