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Orapronobis (1989)

In 1985, in the obscure town of Dolores, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco), murders a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel, who ... See full synopsis »

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In 1985, in the obscure town of Dolores, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco), murders a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel, who was also executed by the same group. At the success of the 1986 EDSA revolt, political detainees, led by Jimmy Cordero (Salvador), celebrate the fall of the dictatorship. All political prisoners are released, including Jimmy, an ex-priest-turned-underground revolutionary. Not long, after, Jimmy marries a human rights activities, Trixie (Bonnevie). Jimmy becomes an advocate of human rights. Despite Trixies protests, Jimmy and Trixies brother, Roland (Lorenzo), go with a fact-finding mission to Dolores to investigate the latest crime committed by the Orapronobis. Jimmy meets Esper (Alajar), his ex-girlfriend. He finds out that he has a son with her, Camilo (Herrera). They agree to keep Jimmys true identity a secret form the boy. Conniving with the military, the Orapronobis step up their acts of terror.

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The Revolution is Over. The Fight Has Just Begun...


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24 May 1989 (France)  »

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Initially banned by the administration of Philippines President Corazon Aquino, the movie was first screened in Cannes before getting a local distribution. See more »

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A timely movie about a controversial subject matter.
13 September 1999 | by (Makati City,Philippines.) – See all my reviews

Lino Brocka's celebrated work about a highly-controversial subject (a military invasion on a faraway province after the takeover of President Corazon Aquino in 1986) is certainly worth of watch, which is basically why it made it to the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes '89. The script is well-written, which makes good performances (particularly Bembol Roco as the cult leader) and suspense in every scene. Until now, it hasn't received wide theatrical or video release. Just check out a copy if you're lucky enough to find one. I've seen it twice and I want to see it more. Excellently done. 9/10.


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