Dingdong Dantes topbills international movie 'Dance of the Steelbars'


Inspired by the Cebu Dancing Inmates, an international movie is set to be released soon with a title Dance of the Steelbars. Kapuso primetime actor Dingdong Dantes will lead the cast along with the Irish actor Patrick Bergin. Dance of the Steelbars is produced by Stuart Cameron and Stu Higton under Portfolio Films International in partnership with Marnie Manicad Productions.

Other Filipino stars in the movie include Ricky Davao, Maila Damian, Mon Confiado, Kathleen Hermosa, Thou Reyes, Gabe Mercado, and Joey Paras.

Here's the synopsis of the Dance of the Steelbars according to IMDB:

A story inspired by actual events in a Filipino prison, the struggles that inmates experience and their quest to feel human again. This riveting feature film about redemption follows Frank Parish (Patrick Bergin), a retired US fireman and philanthropist who finds himself wrongly accused of murder and jailed in the Philippines. Stuck in prison, Frank was beginning to lose faith in everything he believed in until he becomes friends with Mando (Dingdong Dantes), a convicted murderer who denies his passion for dancing just to prove his masculinity and Allona (Joey Paras), a transsexual who tries to contribute to prison reforms by teaching his fellow inmates dance exercises. They get involved in a tricky struggle between the positive changes initiated by the new warden (Ricky Davao) and the corrupt system that weighs down the inmates’ chance to become better individuals. Frank finds himself caught in an intricate web of lies and must choose between concealing what he knows to keep himself out of danger or to help his fellow inmates by revealing the truth. Will he remain on the sidelines as an observer, or will he dance the dance of the steel bars?
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