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Kisapmata (1981)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charo Santos-Concio ...
Milagros Carandang (as Charo Santos)
Jay Ilagan ...
Noel Manalansan
Vic Silayan ...
Sgt. Diosdado Carandang
Charito Solis ...
Adelina Carandang
Ruben Rustia ...
Peping Manalansan
Aida Carmona ...
Onyang
Juan Rodrigo ...
Ernie
Cora Alforja ...
Cynthia
Dindo Angeles ...
Mario
Edwin O'Hara ...
Pulis 1
Mandy Bustamante ...
Pulis 2
Mely Mallari ...
Diomy
Monette Alfon ...
Landlady
Teresita R. Sanchez ...
Dra. Trinidad (as Dra. Teresita R. Sanchez)
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25 December 1981 (Philippines)  »

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Based on the essay "The House on Zapote Street" by Nick Joaquin which is included in the Reportage on Crime, an anthology of crime stories in the Philippines. See more »

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Referenced in Cat Hairs (2001) See more »

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Skillful, tasteful, powerful
3 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Though the plot was based on an actual murder case, the movie is a imagined recreation of what led to the homicidal incident. Vic Silayan, a patriarch who carries more than mere fatherly love to his daughter, is the ultimate personification of evil here. Unable to accept to accept the impending marriage of his daughter (Charo Santos) to beau Jay Ilagan, he makes life miserable for the pair. Ilagan, slowly learns the hideous secret the family carries and despite his plight, is unable to stop it. The imagery and music add to impending tragedy that awaited everyone. Great acting from Silayan, great directorial work from de Leon!


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