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Kinatay (2009)

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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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Butchered  »

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According to actress Maria Isabel Lopez, the role of Madonna was originally offered to actress Rosanna Roces. The actress, however, turned down the part because she was reportedly not keen on doing sexy roles anymore. The role went to her. See more »

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Butchered.
6 February 2011 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A police academy student trying to make enough money to marry his girlfriend takes a lucrative job.It turns out that he actually joined a gang of criminals.During one night the gang abducts,rapes and kills a woman,cuts her body into pieces and throws dismembered remains in various places out of the car."Kinatay" aka "Butchered" is an ugly and disturbing horror drama with truly repulsive characters.This is an unflinching representation of the rape,murder and dismemberment of a prostitute in the Philippines that made Roger Ebert angry.Famous critic hated "Kinatay" with passion.Fortunately I found this film strangely hypnotic and very disturbing.The violence is not terribly graphic,but there is a suffocating aura of utter depravity and evil.9 out of 10.


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