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Tarantino & Death Proof in the Phillipines

Phillipine Premier

Quentin Tarantino is in Manilla

At Cinemanila

He was there to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award as well as to meet two of his favourite Phillipino directors.

Quentin Tarantino takes pedicab to Manila awards ceremony

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Quentin Tarantino was forced to hop into a pedicab to escape gridlock on flooded Manila streets Wednesday as he made his way to the presidential palace to receive a film award.

Tarantino’s limousine had been stuck in traffic for about 2 1/2 hours on a bridge close to Malacanang palace when Filipino filmmaker Amable (Tikoy) Aguiluz suggested they take separate pedicabs (cycle rickshaws). About 15 minutes later, they reached a street corner near the palace gates where a car picked them up, Tarantino said.

“It was a lot of fun. It’s the way it is, I guess. … It was wild,” he told reporters. "No worries. I’ve done more serious things than that."

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