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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vilma Santos ...
Amanda
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Julian
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Jules
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Eman
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Gani
Danilo Barrios ...
Jason
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Mara
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Evelyn
John Wayne Sace ...
Bingo (as John W. Sace)
Jhong Hilario ...
Willy
Tirso Cruz III ...
Evelyn's Dad
Marianne de la Riva ...
Evelyn's Mom
Carlo Muñoz ...
Rene
Kris Aquino ...
Student Leader
Orestes Ojeda ...
Dr. Rodrigo
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A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.

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Production started as early 2001, but was shelved for unstated reason. It was revived in 2002 when it passed as one of Metro Manila film festival entries. See more »

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MASTERFULLY MADE!
31 October 2004 | by (Iloilo, Philippines) – See all my reviews

I admire the director of this movie for being able to make a dramatic film based on a ground-breaking novel. It really pays tribute to the Philippines' Martial Law history. I really felt the seventies in this film. Too bad, this one didn't qualify for an Oscar Award in 2002. But it doesn't matter at all. This is really and excellent film. Vilma Santos once again acted like a superior actress who kbows no bounds. Christopher de Leon was okay. All their children did a good job acting. I also admire the make up designers of the movie who made everything fit to the seventies: the house, the furniture, the clothes, the hairstyle, the fashion and etc. I also liked the ending as well and the soundtrack song. It was really touching.People who like based-on-history films should really watch this one.


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