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The Seventies (2002)

Dekada '70 (original title)
A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vilma Santos ...
Marvin Agustin ...
Danilo Barrios ...
John Wayne Sace ...
Bingo (as John W. Sace)
Jhong Hilario ...
Tirso Cruz III ...
Evelyn's Dad
Marianne de la Riva ...
Evelyn's Mom
Carlo Muñoz ...
Kris Aquino ...
Student Leader
Orestes Ojeda ...
Dr. Rodrigo


A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.

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simply powerful
13 June 2003 | by (philippines) – See all my reviews

"Dekada '70" is simply powerful. Vilma Santos's performance is stunning, as usual, (though personally she did a better job in "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?"). Christopher de Leon also has a shining performance, as well as Piolo Pascual, who swept the supporting actor awards in, if I'm not mistaken, all of the 2002 Philippine movie/acting awards ceremonies. The movie was actually very faithful to the book, only a few new scenes had been added. It isn't easy watching, but neither is it dragging. Watch out for the abrupt transitions, which is probably the only weak aspect of this film. Though it doesn't match up to Lualhati Bautista's masterpiece, "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?", all in all, "Dekada '70" is still a very good drama. 9/10

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