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Illusion (2005)

Ilusyon (original title)
Set in Philippine post-American colonialist era, where the American influence was still apparent, Ilusyon tells the story of Miguel, a young man from the countryside, who decides to visit ... See full summary »

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Yul Servo ...
Miguel
J.C. Parker ...
Stella (as Jaycee Parker)
Jennifer Lee ...
Tess
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Pablo
Bella Flores ...
Manang Karing
Bituin Escalante ...
Clara
Archie Adamos ...
Francisco
Bodjie Pascua ...
Cow (voice)
Raul Morit ...
Raul the Postman
Gary Rada ...
Foreman
Boots Anson-Roa ...
Doctor (as Boots Anson Roa)
Anita Linda ...
Stella's Lola
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Miguel's mother Lucretia
Jao Mapa ...
Artist
Danny Red ...
Suitor
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Set in Philippine post-American colonialist era, where the American influence was still apparent, Ilusyon tells the story of Miguel, a young man from the countryside, who decides to visit his father, Pablo, a Modernist painter in Manila. Upon his arrival, he discovers that his father has decided to leave for the province but he opted to stay in Manila for a vacation. One day, he meets Stella, a nude model originally scheduled to pose for Miguel's father. Struck by her beauty, Miguel does the unthinkable - he pretends to be his father the painter. Developing a relationship based on a lie, things turn for the worse as Stella begets a strange skin disease that turns off Miguel. Surrounded by strange characters - a talking cow, a talkative mailman and a nosy landlady - Miguel is driven into a frenzy realization about beauty, lust, love and being true to oneself. An ambiguous ending underlines the surreal tone of the film. Written by Anonymous

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The first R-18 digital film that received a Grade A rating from the Philippine's Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). It got a 100 percent tax rebate. See more »

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Ilusyon Piano Piece #2
Written and Performed by Isha
Courtesy of Candid Records
Philippine Copyright 2005
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