Jake Cuenca plays a vigilante in political action thriller 'KontrAdiksyon'


Posted at Jun 03 2019 11:50 AM | Updated as of Jun 03 2019 11:51 AM

MANILA – Jake Cuenca is set to headline the political action thriller “KontrAdiksyon,” the comeback project of film outfit Bell Films after over two decades.

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According to its official synopsis, the movie is about Alexis Borlaza (Cuenca), a human rights activist who gets imprisoned and framed for the murder of his entire family by meth addicts. 

As he tries to find justice for his family, he becomes an informant and asset to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). 

Unknown to his PDEA directors Yvonne Acosta (Katrina Halili) and Paul Fuentes (Arnold Cruz), he doubles as a vigilante trying to solve the murders and eradicate the drug problem on his own. 

While on the run, he encounters Jessica Puyat (Kris Bernal) a call-center agent moonlighting as a drug peddler to make ends meet for her family. 

Together, they go on a cat-and-mouse chase across Metro Manila and get entangled in the complications and contradictions of the war on drugs.

Directed by Njel de Mesa, the movie also stars Ritz Azul, Arnold Reyes, Elizabeth Oropesa, Paolo Paraiso, Will Devaughn, Dennis Padilla, Jojo Alejar, Jong Cuenco, Odette Khan and many more.

The movie is slated for a nationwide release on June 26.