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Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)

Two affluent families struggle and learn to survive during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines.

Director:

Peque Gallaga

Writers:

Jose Javier Reyes (screenplay) (as Jose Javier-Reyes), Peque Gallaga (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manny Ojeda Manny Ojeda ... Don Claudio Ojeda
Liza Lorena ... Nena Ojeda
Sandy Andolong ... Maggie Ojeda
Cherie Gil ... Trining Ojeda
Fides Cuyugan-Asensio Fides Cuyugan-Asensio ... Inday Lorenzo (as Fides Cuyugan-Asencio)
Joel Torre ... Miguel Lorenzo
Mitch Valdez ... Jo Russell (as Maya Valdez)
Lorli Villanueva Lorli Villanueva ... Viring Ravillo
Ronnie Lazaro ... Hermes Mercurio
Abbo De La Cruz Abbo De La Cruz ... Melchor
Mely Mallari Mely Mallari ... Estrella
Mary Walter Mary Walter ... Tating
Agustin Gatia Agustin Gatia ... Lucio
Robert Antonio Robert Antonio ... Carlos Placido
Benjamin Delina Benjamin Delina ... Ponso (as Ben Deliña)
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A tale set in World War II Philippines about how a rich family copes with the war and how the people change amidst violence and death Written by Quark Henares <blood@pworld.net.ph>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The greatest triumph bears the scar of unspoken defeat See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | Spanish | English

Release Date:

27 January 1982 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold, Silver, Death See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Samson et Dalila...Je viens célébrer la Victoire
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Enrico Caruso, Tenor
Louise Homer, Contralto
Marcel Journet, Bass
RCA Victor
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a masterpiece
29 June 2003 | by madreinmanSee all my reviews

Oro, Plata, Mata is one of the best films directed by Peque Gallaga. It is considered as one of the films that most likely to be a masterpiece in the Philippines.

It tells the story of a family who is scared to be involved in the war and decided to go to the woods in which they have created huts and rooms for their family but as the longer they stay there the nearer they get to danger.

Acting and directing were superb and originally the movie's running time was 5 hours so they are a lot of scenes cut to shorten it. I would recommend this film to people starting to appreciate Asian or Filipino movies from the 80's because it is a landmark in film making history.


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