Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise. When he does so, his boss asks him to sign a ... See full summary »
Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.
Christopher De Leon,
Temujin, who later became Genghis Khan is wise, or sometimes cunning. He goes through several heroic episodes; competing at the Man of Men contest, falling in love with the enemy ... See full summary »
Even Mike de Leon has a sense of humor. This film not only pokes fun at commercial imperialism, but also at the little dictators who control the Philippine economy - the Chinese movie producers and the Catholic church. George Javier stands out as the idol of the imperialist colonizers. He still maintains his bumbling persona, in an unusually somber manner. The animation is put to good use (watch the battle of the subtitles between the Japanese and the Chinese!) A winner all the way!
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