Long since making headway as Puerto Rico’s premiere martial arts star in El Testigo, Jose Manuel has worked his way up from YouTube talent to working in feature films. Thus, his debut lead role in Pema Dhondup’s martial arts action drama, The Man From Kathmandu, just dropped in the United States and you can now find it for rent via YouTube, as well as Apple TV, Amazon and Google Play from High Octane.
A young man morally torn between his cultural identity and his newfound vendetta, must reconnect with the traditions of his roots and find the true meaning of justice.
The Man From Kathmandu has been on my radar for a really long time having undergone its evolution over the years in cast and story. It’s a milestone success for Manuel, and with a story that takes quite a cerebral turn and should definitely be seen with a nuanced understanding of character, as it’s all apart of his transformation, and I delve into more about this in my review which you can read here.
Otherwise, watch this movie now, and discover Jose Manuel for yourselves as I have!