Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan


English title: Norte, End of History

Colored, 240 mins

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A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable when something mysterious and strange starts happening to him.


Cast and Crew





Un Certain Regard, Cannes International Film Festival



Best Film, Pancevo International Film Festival (Serbia)



“Norte’ described as ‘a tour de force of slow cinema’’ by Bayani San Diego, Jr. Philippine Daily Inquirer

“Lav Diaz’s ‘Norte’ gets London film critics nod” by Bayani San Diego, Jr. Philippine Daily Inquirer

“Lav Diaz’s “Norte” is PH entry to next year’s Oscars”, by Bayani San Diego, Jr. Philippine Daily Inquirer

“‘Norte’s’ Lav Diaz, actors in LA for Spirit Awards” by Ruben V. Nepales, Philippine Daily Inquirer

“Cinema Scope list of Top 10 films has ‘Norte’ on No. 2”, Philippine Daily Inquirer



Cannes 2013. Crime & Existence: Lav Diaz’s “North, the End of History” & A Conversation with Lav Diaz



Wesley Morris, “Cannes Diary, Day 9: Alexander Payne’s Gray New Movie, and — Finally — an Honest-to-Goodness Masterpiece”, Grantland

Renelson Antonius Morelos, “Resigned to a sad fate”, Ramblings of a Film Urchin

Philbert Dy, “Our Sad Republic”,

Macky Macarayan, “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz, 2013)”, Death of Traditional Cinema

Ethan Vestby, “Film Stage’s Top 50 Films of 2013”,

Larry Gross, “Notebook: Norte, End of History”, Film Comment

Calum Marsh, “Norte, End of History”, SLANT, October 2, 2013

Noel Vera, “Dostoevskey Variations”, Film Comment, September/October 2013 issue

Blake Williams, “The Top 10 movies to watch at TIFF 2013”, blogTO, August 29, 2013

Luca Liguori, “Crime and Atonement”, 

Brannavan Gnanalingam, “Postcards from Cannes, Part 7: Only God Forgives, Wakolda, Nebraska, Norte, the End of History”, The Lumiere Reader, May 27, 2013

Jonathan Romney, “Norte, The End of History”, Screen Daily, May 24, 2013

Ignacio Navarro, “Norte, End of History”, EAM Magazine, August 18, 2013