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 »
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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