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In the Navel of the Sea (1998) More at IMDbPro »Sa pusod ng dagat (original title)


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Director:
Writer:
Jun Lana (written by)
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Release Date:
24 June 1998 (Philippines) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
it was a good movie, but still fails to capitalize it's potentials. See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jomari Yllana ... Pepito

Elizabeth Oropesa ... Rosa
Chin Chin Gutierrez ... Mrs. Santiago (as Chin-Chin Gutierrez)

Pen Medina ... Gusting
Rolando Tinio ... Apo
Mia Gutierrez ... Tale

Tanya Gomez ... Minda
Manjo del Mundo ... Mr. Santiago

Ronnie Lazaro ... Berto

Jhong Hilario ... Luis (as Jong Hilario)
LJ Moreno ... Sara
Nini Jacinto ... Maya (as Apple Zuniga)
Lawrence Dilag ... Young Pepito
Martin Estafa ... 4 year old Pepito
Glori-Anne Arigue ... Young Sara
Dominic Guinto ... Young Luis
Monica Veraro ... Young Maya
Chie Concepcion ... Merly
Mae Dilag ... Josefa (as May Dilag)
Socrates B. Jose ... Fr. Soc (as Soc Jose)
Juanito Atienza ... Old Pepito
Nani Gaston ... Barber
Mickey Bolsico ... Mermaid

Marife Necesito ... Maya's Friend (as Marife Necessito)
Cris Daluz ... Old Pepito (voice)

Directed by
Marilou Diaz-Abaya 
 
Writing credits
Jun Lana (written by)

Produced by
Gregg de Guzman .... line producer (as Gregg G. de Guzman)
Marilou Diaz-Abaya .... producer
Jimmy Duavit .... executive producer
Butch Jimenez .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nonong Buencamino 
 
Cinematography by
Romeo Vitug (photographed by) (as Romy Vitug)
 
Film Editing by
Jess Navarro 
 
Production Design by
Len Santos 
 
Art Direction by
Tanny Perez 
 
Costume Design by
Manny Santos 
 
Makeup Department
Santos Alfaro .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Machiavelli Aquino .... assistant production manager
Tony Benavidez .... post-production manager: Sampaguita Pictures (as Tony A. Benavidez)
Renato Cabaluna .... post-production manager
Socrates B. Jose .... production manager (as Soc Jose)
Bhoy Mart .... assistant production manager
Warlito M. Teodoro .... production manager (as Warlito Teodoro)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bey Vito .... associate director (as Bhey Vito)
 
Art Department
Celso Angel .... propsman
Boie Angeles .... carpenter
Jojo Asuncion .... carpenter
Guillermo Bantugon .... carpenter
Renato Barleso .... carpenter
Ric Centeno .... set man
Grecco Coching III .... carpenter (as Gregorio Coching III)
Grecco Coching Jr. .... set conductor
Dennis Coching .... carpenter
Sonny Federico .... carpenter
Lito Hernandez .... propsman
Robert Isla .... carpenter
Terra Juares .... carpenter
Along Locsin .... set man
Allan Maldo .... carpenter
Abe Medenilla .... poster designer: advertising and promotions
Abe Medenilla .... title and graphics
Jude Quinito .... set man
Willy Reyes .... carpenter
Jojo Rivera .... carpenter
Boy Valle .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Waway Alejo .... mixer assistant: studio d
Jun Aloc .... mixer assistant: studio b
Roger Bernardino .... mixer assistant: studio c
Aurel Claro Bilbao .... adr editor: Audio Post (as Aurel Bilbao)
Roger Caoile .... mixer assistant: studio c
Lamberto Casas Jr. .... foley sound effects: Audio Post (as Lamberto Casas)
Roger Cils .... mixer assistant: studio e
Joe Climaco .... mixer: studio e
Romy Coca .... mixer assistant: studio c
Ricardo Convicto .... boom operator
Victor Elbo .... mixer assistant: studio d
Peter S. Emerenciana .... mixer: studio c
Arnel Francia .... adr editor: Audio Post
Francis Go .... mixer assistant: studio e
Tito Grino .... field soundman
Rey Jarlego .... looper
Arnel M. Labayo .... adr editor: Audio Post (as Arnel Labayo)
Miguel Rey R. Leal .... adr editor: Audio Post (as Rey Leal)
Jojo Libumfacil .... looper (as Jojo 'Hataw' Libumfacil)
Winston Lope .... mixer assistant: studio b
Danny Lorilla .... mixer: studio b
Ma. Haydee Gemma C. Navales .... adr editor: Audio Post (as Haydee Navales)
Danny Navarez .... mixer assistant: studio b
Edmond Novelo .... mixer assistant: studio a
Manny Novelo .... mixer assistant: studio a
Mario Osumo .... mixer: studio d
Lucy Quinto .... dubbing supervisor
Arnold Reodica .... supervising sound engineer: Audio Post
Monching Reyes .... mixer: studio a
Ramon Reyes .... sound designer
Ramon Reyes .... sound engineer
Alexander Rima .... mixer assistant: studio a (as Alexander E. Rima)
Alex Tomboc .... foley sound effects: Audio Post
Elmer Torrena .... mixer assistant: studio e
Onoy Vallejo Jr. .... mixer assistant: studio a
Mac Vasquez .... foley effects editor: Audio Post (as Mac Vasquez III)
 
Special Effects by
Benny Batoctoy .... prosthetics
Abe Medenilla .... titles design
Kenkoy Torrente .... special effects
 
Stunts
Aurel Ayson .... stunts
Vincent Lopez .... stunts
Jerry Martinez .... stunts
Noel Ronquillo .... stunts
Nanie Union .... stunts
Sammy Vencio .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ariel Aguilar .... grip
Yeyet Antonio .... electrician
Santiago Barcina .... grip
Ato Buyo .... grip
Willie Castillo .... steadicam operator
Eddie Dapilos .... grip
Daniel Delina .... assistant camera
Darry Delina .... grip
Bebot Delmo .... still photographer (as Bebot Thelmo)
Rico Enriquez .... assistant camera
Sonny Ferrer .... grip
Marissa Floirendo .... underwater photographer
Jojo Francisco .... grip
Vic Henogbeaga .... grip
Ronnie Jacinto .... grip (as Ronald Jacinto)
Jhon Jurado .... grip (as Jhon Jurada)
Dandan Miraflor .... grip (as Dan Miraflor Jr.)
Danny Miraflor .... generator operator (as Danny Miraflor Sr.)
Joel Palaca .... clapper loader
Garry Peralta .... grip
Lito Rondina .... gaffer (as PJ Rondina)
Wilson Rondina .... assistant gaffer (as J.R. Rondina)
Jimmy Ross .... grip
Michael K. Ross .... electrician (as Michael Ross)
Marlon Ruance .... grip
Roy Sangco .... loader: Arri III
Roman Tamayo .... lens and filters caretaker
Roel Villafuerte .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Totie Edad .... wardrobe assistant
Herman Lagang .... wardrobe assistant
Alex Singson .... wardrobe supervisor (as Alex Singzon)
 
Editorial Department
Jun Cabreza .... assistant editor
Ely Carangian .... telecine operator: Video Post (as Eliseo Carangian)
Edgar Gutierrez .... assistant editor
Erning Jacinto .... assistant editor
Roberto Q. Nicolas .... telecine operator: Video Post (as Roberto Nicolas)
Peachy T. Salvador .... laboratory liaison (as Peachy Salvador)
Chito Tamone .... post-production assistant: Sampaguita Pictures
 
Transportation Department
Jun Arboleda .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Jun Bermido .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Rudy Bigorna .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Lito Bolosan .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Johnnie Contreras .... service driver: Roadrunner Network (as Johnny Contreras)
Vic Domingo .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Arnel Hular .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Ruben Joyas .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Gerry Manalo .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Allen Manego .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Lawrence Mejia .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Jojo Pineda .... unit driver
Frank Vencio .... service driver: Roadrunner Network
 
Other crew
Marc Ambat .... underwater crew
Amee Baranda .... production secretary
Louie Barrios .... underwater crew
Jayson Bodoso .... utility
Darwin Bolsico .... script supervisor
Kevin Cabaluna .... utility
Jonjon Castro .... utility
Angela Derit .... project accountant
Bongbong E. Dimaano .... project coordinator (as Bongbong Dimaano)
Karina Escudero .... underwater crew
Luisa Infantado .... caterer (as Aling Luisa Infantado)
Roger Iral .... schedule master
Gary Isla .... utility
Jhonny Macarandang .... talent coordinator
Noel Manapat .... title concept
Rico Manebo .... underwater crew
Romeo Manebo .... underwater crew
Charina Merin .... project coordinator
Ronald Merin .... special equipment caretaker
Jelyn Olazo .... production assistant
Omar Santos .... underwater crew
Koko Teodoro .... production assistant (as Coco Teodoro)
Benny H. Ternate .... general manager: Sampaguita Pictures
Anthony Uneta .... utility
Albert Vallejo .... underwater crew
Sammy Vencio .... security head
Gregorio Vera-Perez .... vice president of operations: Sampaguita Pictures
Glen Yuhico .... underwater crew
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sa pusod ng dagat" - Philippines (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:116 min | Singapore:114 min
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Trivia:
Based on the 1996 Don Carlos Palanca Literature Memorial Awards grand prize winning piece in Screenplay division, "Mga Bangka sa Tag-Araw" by Jun LanaSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
it was a good movie, but still fails to capitalize it's potentials., 11 January 2003
Author: judak38 from Queens, New York

I have only seen this movie recently on VHS and was surprised to see that it was a good movie, but still fails to capitalize it's potentials.

The movie is about a journey through life as narrated by the main character Pepito. The place is a small fishing village in a time when life was still simple. Pepito as the only son, whose father died while he still young. Describes his story through myths, legends, and folk traditions and beliefs. From childhood he sees these things and challenges the truth in each of them. Through this road of self discovery he realizes that even the closest of loved ones and familiar people can break his trust. In the end despite the heartbreaks and the tragedies, he found peace and acceptance as he passes on the stories of life to a new genaration of children in his small island world.

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