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Magnifico (2003)

 -  Drama  -  5 November 2003 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorna Tolentino ...
Edna
Albert Martinez ...
Gerry
Gloria Romero ...
Lola Magda
Celia Rodriguez ...
Ka Doring
Mark Gil ...
Domeng
Tonton Gutierrez ...
Ka Romy
Jiro Manio ...
Magnifico
Amy Austria ...
Tessie
Cherry Pie Picache ...
Cristy
Danilo Barrios ...
Miong
Susan Africa ...
Pracing
Isabella De Leon ...
Helen
Dindin Llarena ...
Ria
Joseph Roble ...
Carlo
Girlie Sevilla ...
Isang
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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.

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This movie is based on the grand prize winning piece in the 2001 screenplay writing contest sponsored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). See more »

Soundtracks

Anghel na Sugo
(Theme Song)
Composed and Conducted by Ed Mangulat
Sung by UP Singing Ambassadors:
Paula Cubacub - Soloist
Jhera Tupas
Edna Mae Desabelle
Gretchen Rosales
Onyx Jasper Culala
Leah Tapia
Ronald Nicolas Somera
Badette Bacquian
Paeng Isberto
Carmela Nabor - Asst. Conductor
Lyrics by Ed Mangulat, Lutgardo Labad and Rollie Navarro
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An unforgettable look at poverty and death
22 February 2004 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

A Filipino cinematic gem that went largely unnoticed during its commercial run. Thankfully, it got the acclaim it truly deserves when it won both the grand prix and children's jury prize -- a feat never before achieved -- in the 2004 Berlin Film Festival.

A Palanca-winning story, masterful directing and great acting from just about everyone in the cast, but most specially child actors Jiro Manio, Isabella de Leon and the boy who played Manio's best friend, combine for a viewing experience you will remember long after the credits roll. Poverty and death do not beg for sympathy and tears in this movie, but they are likely to fall just the same.

Could be veteran (though nonetheless underrated) director Maryo J. delos Reyes' most heartwarming, uplifting film.


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