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Aishite imasu (Mahal kita) 1941 (2004)

Inya, a heroine of the Philippine resistance against the Japanese during World War II, recalls events involving her husband Edilberto and their childhood friend Ignacio, a transvestite who,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Ann Santos ...
Raymart Santiago ...
Edilberto
Dennis Trillo ...
Ignacio
Jay Manalo ...
Ichiru
Angelu De Leon ...
Maura
Iya Villania ...
Julia
Marco Alcaraz ...
Akihiro
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Melba
Anita Linda ...
Old Inya
TJ Trinidad ...
Antonio
Yasmien Kurdi ...
Senyang
Jim Pebanco ...
Edna
Neil Ryan Sese ...
Hiroshi (as Neil Sese)
Tony Mabesa ...
Mayor Aldecoa
Dante Javier ...
Basyong
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Inya, a heroine of the Philippine resistance against the Japanese during World War II, recalls events involving her husband Edilberto and their childhood friend Ignacio, a transvestite who, masquerading as a woman also named Inya, becomes the lover of the local Japanese commander, Ichiru, and is caught between a duty to be a spy for his country and friends and his reluctant but growing love for Ichiru. Written by Smitty Smith

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Got a B rating from Cinema Evaluation Board (Philippines). See more »

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Referenced in Game K N B: Episode dated 9 January 2007 (2007) See more »

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Hanggang Wakas (Aishite Imasu)
Words by Felix Rivera
Music by Von de Guzman
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Excellent
23 January 2006 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I rented out this movie with friends and I expect that its going to be another Filipino drama movie. I was wrong.

Its rare to find these gems in the Filipino cinema. I love the way it is narrated using flashback techniques and notably, the acting done by Trillo, Santiago and Jose.

Character development is very rich which makes the viewing experience very memorable. The special effects used are somewhat mediocre (the explosion effects of the bombs dropped off from the Japanese planes) but the costumes, language ('pure' Tagalog) and yes! the vintage cars used in that era were faithfully shown.

The major aspect that I love about this film is how they achieved the 'fulfillment'that educated viewers will surely appreciate because of its multidimensional approach in achieving the ultimate objective - To tell the story!


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