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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Cast

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Miguel
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Stella (as Jaycee Parker)
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Tess
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Pablo
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Manang Karing
Bituin Escalante ...
Clara
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Francisco
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Cow (voice)
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Raul the Postman
Gary Rada ...
Foreman
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Doctor (as Boots Anson Roa)
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Stella's Lola
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Miguel's mother Lucretia
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Artist
Danny Red ...
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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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2005 (Philippines)  »

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Shot in five days with an approximate budget of only $16,000. See more »

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Hindi Kita Malimot
Performed by Olivia Cenizal
Music and Lyrics by Josefino Cenizal
Philippine Copyright 1918
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