Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
44 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Heneral Luna (2015)
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.

Director: Jerrold Tarog
Stars: John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Arron Villaflor
Himala (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Elsa saw the blessed Virgin Mary who had changed her life and caused a hysteria in a poor isolated village.

Director: Ishmael Bernal
Stars: Nora Aunor, Veronica Palileo, Spanky Manikan
Insiang (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The first Filipino film to show at the Cannes Film Festival is set in the slums of Manila. A beautiful girl gets raped by her mother's lover, and then learns how to exact revenge.

Director: Lino Brocka
Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal
Kita kita (2017)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A blind woman falls in love with a man who uses kindness and humor to make a connection with her.

Director: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo
Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Empoy Marquez
Magnifico (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes
Stars: Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A story about a broken-hearted girl who meets a boy in a not so normal way. Together, they go to places and find out "where do broken hearts go?".

Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Stars: Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman, Joem Bascon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The rich and beautiful Rosita would do anything to win the love of the man she had become obsessed with. Still, neither her beauty nor all the money in the world gave her what she wanted.

Director: Lino Brocka
Stars: Christopher De Leon, Lorna Tolentino, Dina Bonnevie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

(Filipino with English subtitles) This landmark film is considered by many to be one of the most important in Philippine cinema. The son of a wealthy man, Junior has everything he could ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka
Stars: Lolita Rodriguez, Lilia Dizon, Eddie Garcia
The Healing (2012)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Seth (Vilma Santos) and a group of people are talked into visiting a mysterious healer due to all of them having family members with serious ailments/illnesses seemingly having no hope to ... See full summary »

Director: Chito S. Roño
Stars: Vilma Santos, Kim Chiu, Janice de Belen
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On the day of her wedding, Precy who has the soul of Stefanie seek the help of Kim Atienza. The solar eclipse happens once every two years. The five waited two years for the eclipse to happen.

Director: Chris Martinez
Stars: Angelica Panganiban, Eugene Domingo, John Lapus
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The true story of Andres Bonifacio, a man who rose as a leader in the fight against the Spanish oppressors, and would gain the enmity of even those fighting for the same cause.

Director: Enzo Williams
Stars: Robin Padilla, Vina Morales, Daniel Padilla
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Life of a 14 year old girl Nam, who falls in love with her senior of tenth grade P'Shone and tries desperately to win his attention.

Directors: Puttipong Pormsaka Na-Sakonnakorn, Wasin Pokpong
Stars: Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, Mario Maurer, Tangi Namonto
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ibarra / Simoun
...
Luis Taviel de Andrade
...
...
Monique Wilson ...
Chin Chin Gutierrez ...
...
...
Paciano Mercado
Peque Gallaga ...
Archbishop Bernardo Nozaleda, OP
Bon Vibar ...
Blanco
...
Alcocer
...
Polavieja
Alexis Santaren ...
Olive
Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos ...
Father Villaclara (as Chiqui Xeres Burgos)
Edit

Storyline

Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What matters death if one dies for what one loves, for native land and cherished ones?


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

25 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jose Rizal  »

Box Office

Budget:

PHP 80,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, a University of the Philippines film graduate, enlisted the aid of three known UP professors as screenplay consultants - Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, Dr. Randy David, and Asst. Prof. Danton Remoto. See more »

Quotes

José Rizal: Ikinulong nila, pinatay nila, hinukay sa libingan, itinapon; ganyan ang ginawa ng iyong mga kababayan sa karangalan at kasaysayan ng aking mga kalahi!
Luis Taviel de Andrade: Hindi naman siguro ganoon kasama ang lahat Senor Rizal...
José Rizal: Ilang taon ka na ba rito sa Pilipinas Taviel?
Luis Taviel de Andrade: Bakit?
José Rizal: Pareho ba tayo ng nakikita? O meron kang ayaw makita?
See more »


Soundtracks

Awit ni Maria Clara
Performed by Monique Wilson
Music Nonong Buencamino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A movie worthy of being a masterpiece - in all aspects.
13 September 1999 | by (Makati City,Philippines) – See all my reviews

"Jose Rizal" has been touted as one of the masterpieces of Philippine cinema. For the first time in years, I enjoyed watching a historical film without getting bored, what with Cesar Montano's award-winning turn as the title role as well as the realistic period settings and well-written script. No wonder it became a critical and box-office success in our country for months. Audiences loved it, and so do I. But after having lost the local Oscars last May (after winning 3 Best Picture awards), I could only say that detractors can't still hold of this movie worthy of emulation. Come and watch it, and you'll surely enjoy!


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?