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Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim (1984)

Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise. When he does so, his boss asks him to sign a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Turing
... Luz
Venchito Galvez ... Ka Ador
Ariosto Reyes Jr. ... Willy
Bey Vito ... Binggo
Aida Carmona ... Aling Fely
Khryss Adalia ... Manggagawa
Louella ... Manggagawa (as Louella Albornoz)
Gamay Arkoncel ... Manggagawa
Peachy Atutubo ... Manggagawa
Rey Malte-Cruz ... Manggagawa
Adjay de la Cruz ... Manggagawa
Cesar Dimaculangan ... Manggagawa
Bituin Rada ... Manggagawa
Tony Rubio ... Manggagawa
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Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise. When he does so, his boss asks him to sign a waiver stating that he is not part of any Labor Union. Soon after, his friends inform him that they are starting a labor union and that they are inviting him to join them. Because of the waiver, he cannot. He is branded by his mates as a traitor, and is treated badly by them. Soon after, the printing press is closed down, and the hospital where Luz is confined will not let Luz go until Turing comes up with the money to pay them. This leads Turing to pursue a life of crime. Written by Quark Henares <blood@pworld.net.ph>

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When an uncaring society pushes a man to the limit, he has only one choice.

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19 December 1984 (France)  »

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Bayan Ko: My Own Country  »

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Official submission of the Philippines for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 58th Academy Awards in 1986. See more »

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11 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

the film by lino brocka is very powerful. it was chosen as one of the films who competed for the palm d' or in 1984. that year the movie got rave reviews. it tackles a disturbing story of struggle and love. it really is a must see!!!


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