Cover image for Norte, the end of history.
Norte, the end of history.
Diaz, Lav, 1958- , filmmaker.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Cinema Guild, [2014]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (250 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lav Diaz's epic reimagining of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is both an intimate human drama and a cosmic treatise on the origin of evil. In the northern Philippine province of Luzon, a law-school dropout commits a horrific double murder; a gentle family man takes the fall and receives a life sentence, leaving behind a wife and two kids. Unfolding across the sun drenched fields and dark city streets of the Filipino island of Luzon, this is a tale of murder, hate and hope from one of the world's most uncompromising cinematic visionaries.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

Special features: Theatrical trailer; booklet featuring essay "New beginnings" by film historian Gil Quito.
Reading Level:
Rating: Not rated.
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (Motion picture)
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library DVD 66426 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video
Audubon Library DVD 66426 Adult DVD Foreign Language
Clarence Library DVD 66426 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Clearfield Library DVD 66426 Adult DVD Foreign Language

On Order



A disillusioned intellectual commits a murder that's wrongfully blamed on a desperate family man, leading them both down unexpected paths as the innocent convict's wife struggles to provide for their two young children in this literate drama inspired by Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Fabian (Sid Lucero) is a highly intelligent law student whose fiery rants against Philippine injustice captivate his admiring classmates. Joaquin (Archie Alemania) is a humble husband and father whose dream of transcending poverty is dashed after a tragic injury renders him unemployable. Unable to keep up his payments to vicious loan shark Miss Magda (Mae Paner), Joaquin falls into a deep depression that only worsens when Miss Magda turns up dead, and he's convicted of killing her. Meanwhile, Fabian, the real murderer, wanders free despite being a prisoner of his own outrage against his duplicitous, apathetic government. Incredibly, Joaquin finds a strange sense of peace in prison life, experiencing a strange transformation as his wife Eliza (Angeli Bayani) falls into a deep despair. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Google Preview