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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coco Martin ...
Peping
Maria Isabel Lopez ...
Madonna
Julio Diaz ...
Kap (Vic)
John Regala ...
Sarge
Jhong Hilario ...
Abyong
Lauren Novero ...
Boy Chico
Benjie Filomeno ...
Rommel
Mercedes Cabral ...
Cecille
Allan Paule ...
Leo (as Alan Paule)
Ping Medina ...
Bong
Susan Africa ...
Socorro
Lou Veloso ...
Judge
Sofia Lee ...
Marie
Mely Soriano ...
Lola Fe
Ruby Saavedra ...
Neneng
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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

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Before Maria Isabel Lopez took the role of Madonna, she had to ask permission from her two children and husband. Like Rosanna Roces who had rejected the movie, Maria Isabel was initially hesitant to accept the role since it required nudity. Her husband and children agreed with certain condition, thus she accepted the role. See more »

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From a sunny day to a dark, dark night
17 October 2010 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

In Kinatay we go from everyday chaotic, but joyful everyday life and take a trip deep into its mafia controlled cynical underbelly. It is disgusting and sobering, but realistically depicted and therefore has a potential to shock people into disgust. The hope then is that this disgust can inspire a change in attitudes and ultimately fight this mafia instead of feeding it. That's far-fetched though.

The movie in itself makes you feel like part of the action with hand-held cameras instead of cinematic abstractions. This is its strong point as well as what takes away some of the tension too. Some sections are just too long and dwelling. Supposedly the actions, reactions and (lack of them) can this way play around in our mind so that we build tension inside ourselves, but I ended up getting bored at times.


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