Scene from the film Perfumed Nightmare
Scene from the film Perfumed Nightmare
Scene from the film Perfumed Nightmare
Scene from the film Perfumed Nightmare
Scene from the film Perfumed Nightmare

Perfumed Nightmare

  • Philippines
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In this, his 1977 feature-film debut, director Kidlat Tahimik, who is widely regarded as the father of independent Philippine cinema, stars as a Filipino jeepney driver who wants to emigrate to America to become an astronaut. Dreaming of an idealized version of the West, he chairs the fan club of the rocket designer Wernher von Braun and is a devoted listener of Voice of America. Traveling in his colorfully decorated extended jeep he arrives in Paris, where his illusions can’t survive.


  • Original Title
    Mababangong bangungot
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kidlat Tahimik
  • Cinematography
    Hartmut Lerch, Kidlat Tahimik
  • Editing
    Kidlat Tahimik
  • Music
    Hanns Christian Müller
  • Runtime
    93 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Philippines
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Locarno International Film Festival 1977
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam 1978
    • Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2021
  • Awards
    • FIPRESCI Prize | Berlin International Film Festival
    • OCIC Award | Berlin International Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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