(story and screenplay)
34 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Gifted (2014)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Childhood best friends who are both geniuses in school eventually become bittersweet rivals for campus athlete Mark Ferrer. Zoe Tuazon is a rich, overweight and aggressive mestiza, while ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Martinez
Stars: Anne Curtis, Cristine Reyes, Sam Milby
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Rafi (Anne Curtis) is happily committed to her lovely partner in life, Mark (Derek Ramsay). She's a bachelorette from a rich family, who belongs to the "Friday Club", the regular ... See full summary »

Director: Nuel C. Naval
Stars: Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Andi Eigenmann
Blood Ransom (2014)
Fantasy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman fights the monster she's becoming to save the life of the man she loves.

Director: Francis dela Torre
Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Samuel Hunt, Jamie Harris
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Furniture supplier Ram (Derek Ramsay) is happily married to Charmaine (Cristine Reyes). One day, Ram lands a big client, a new luxury resort. But he needs the help of Kara (Anne Curtis), ... See full summary »

Director: Ruel S. Bayani
Stars: Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Cristine Reyes
Ciutat morta (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

8 June, 2013. 800 people enter an abandoned cinema in Barcelona to project a documentary film. The old building is renamed as "Cinema Patricia Heras" in honor of a girl who committed ... See full summary »

Directors: Xavier Artigas, Xapo Ortega
Stars: Metello Alonge, Jaume Asens, Gonzalo Boye
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of friends reunited. But not an afternoon. Not just any place. They are in a cemetery. Sam has died. He killed himself. What is the relationship each had with Sam? You really do not... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Pérez Toledo
Stars: Laura de la Isla, Andrea Duro, Adrián Expósito
Jetzt Jetzt Jetzt (TV Short 2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Late summer in Berlin. The city is pulsating and Fabian, Bene, and Richard are wandering aimlessly through the urban jungle...

Director: Christin Freitag
Stars: Johannes Gäde, Tilman Pörzgen, Jan-David Bürger


Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Reyes
Celso Resurrecion
Feliza Reyes
Andrew Schimmer ...
Lt. Jose Mota
Commandante Teodorico Luna Novicio
Carlo Aquino ...
Gabriel Reyes
DJ Durano ...
Rio Locsin ...
Azon Reyes
Nikki Bacolod ...
Fr. Candido Gomez Carreno
Col. Calixto Villacorte
Alvin Anson ...
Gregorio Catalan Valero


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Love Is Worth Fighting For


Drama | Romance | War



Official Sites:



| |

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (Philippines)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Manager Wenn V. Deramas pulled out his talent, DJ Durano, from the production for alleged unfair treatment. Deramas said Deejay was hired as supporting actor, but he was only used as extra. Wenn said they accepted the Baler project despite the minimal talent fee, believing that Deejay would have a good role. Also for 10 straight days, Deejay's call time was 7 a.m., yet the actor had to wait for 10 hours for his take, the manager/director claimed. Wenn said he had to sacrifice the filming of Ang tanging ina n'yong lahat (2008) due to Deejay's absence for the filming of Baler. See more »


Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman
Original Theme Song Music Louie Ocampo
Lyrics by Edith Gallardo
Sung by Sarah Geronimo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The middle part dragged, otherwise a noteworthy movie
12 August 2013 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

"This is dragging too long", one of the character said referring to the Baler siege, the same is true of the movie. The movie started fairly well with the story of Celso (Jericho Rosales) and Feliza (Anne Curtis) meeting and falling in love, until the Baler siege happened. The whole middle part of the movie chronicled how the Spaniards sat inside the church waiting for reinforcement to come from Manila, not knowing that Spain is already defeated.

In between, there are small stories like Gabriel, the brother of Feliza who wants to be a priest ( this story did not materialize any further after Gabriel went out of the church), the story of the other Filipino/Spanish soldier, Lopa, who fell in love with Luming (Feliza's friend) and the political turmoil of the Spanish Filipino war.

Some have criticized the bad Spanish but I appreciate the effort the filmmakers made in making Spaniards speak Spanish. The make up, costume, cinematography are good and the details of the historical context seemed to be well researched. If the facts are true, I must say this is proof that Filipinos are really forgiving people. Even up to now, Filipinos are quick to forgive the sins of their leaders.

The filmmakers are laudable for the effort they gave in making a period movie. There was controversy in the source of the funding of this movie but I don't think money was wasted in this movie.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Being Pirated tigerkick
Bad Spanish!!! rjl331
Discuss Baler (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: