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Anak (2000)

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The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago who is forced to leave her family and take a higher paying job in a more prosperous ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vilma Santos ...
Josie
Claudine Barretto ...
Carla
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Rudy
Baron Geisler ...
Michael
Sheila Mae Alvero ...
Daday (as Sheila Mae)
Amy Austria ...
Lyn
Cherry Pie Picache ...
Mercy
Leandro Muñoz ...
Brian
Tess Dumpit ...
Norma
Cris Michelena ...
Arnel
Hazel Ann Mendoza ...
Young Carla
Daniel Morial ...
Young Michael
Gino Paul Guzman ...
Don Don
Jodi Sta. Maria ...
Bernadette
Odette Khan ...
Mrs. Madrid
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The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago who is forced to leave her family and take a higher paying job in a more prosperous Asian country. While she is working her employer refuses to let her take a vacation, nor does he deliver her mail to her. She is unaware, therefore, that her husband has died. When she finally returns to the Philippines she is met with resentment and hatred by her children. The movie studies how she overcomes these feelings and rebuilds the relationship with her family. Written by Tim_the_Bald

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Vilma Santos dyed her bright-colored hair to auburn saying it would protect her image as mayor of Lipa town. See more »

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Referenced in The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005) See more »

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Manila, Manila
Music by Dennis Garcia and Rene Garcia
Arranged by Arnel Sevilla
Performed by Vilma Santos, Amy Austria and Cherry Pie Picache
(Used with permission)
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Breathtaking....; Amazing
28 November 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Where to begin ? Anak (or 'The Child' as it is known in the West) is an absolutely amazing movie, a movie so powerful that it deserves to be watched by everyone. The Story is set around Josie and her family, Many years ago - Josie had to leave her family and become a domestic over-seas so she that she could provide money to support her family, when Josies husband dies, Josie returns to her family to take over her job as mother, but when she returns, her family is anything but loving and welcoming.

The acting in this movie is magnificent, I had never heard of Vilma Santos until I watched Anak, however after seeing it I had to rent out some of her other movies, the emotion shown by Vilma, and the other actors is amazing and at times you really can find yourself believing that this family is real. There were times in the movie I laughed, times I cried, but I loved every second of it, and it blows almost every Hollywood movie out of the water.

Anak just goes to show that a movie dosn't need to have sex, drugs & violence, and also not be a Children's movie to be excellent and a must-see for the entire family

10/10


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