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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... See more »

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Turing
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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
Evelyn Vargas ...
Manggagawa
Nomer Son ...
Mr. Lim
Paquito Diaz ...
Hugo
Jess de la Paz ...
Guwardiya
Lorli Villanueva ...
Mrs. Lim
Bongchi Miraflor ...
Anak na Lalaki
Tanya Shipley ...
Anak na Babae
Connie Chua ...
Katulong 1 (as Connie Lauigan)
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Katulong 2
Raul Aragon ...
Lando (as Raoul Aragonn)
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Boy Echas
Fred Capulong ...
Poks
Jippi Reyes ...
Gonzalo
Roger Moring ...
Roger
Fred Param ...
Pulis Major
Thunder Stuntmen ...
SWAT Team (as Thunder)
Allan Noble ...
Goon
Maharlika Stuntmen ...
Bayarang Goons
Claudia Zobel ...
Dhalie
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Carla
Lost Eden Dancers ...
Mananayaw sa Boca
Gerard Peter Models ...
Mananayaw sa bar
SOS Daredevils ...
Mga bouncer sa klab
Nanding Fernandez ...
Katulong na Administrador
Edna May Landicho ...
Punong Nars
Bing Magtoto ...
Nars sa Reception
Nanette Venturanza ...
Nars sa Accounting
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Ina ni Turing (as Gloria Quinto)
Lucita Soriano ...
Ate ni Turing
Lucy Quinto ...
Doktora
Greg Sta. Inez ...
Pina-iyak na tambay (as Greg Sta. Ines)
Joe Taruc ...
Taga-ulat
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Directed by

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Lino Brocka

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Jose F. Lacaba ... (story and screenplay)

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Véra Belmont ... producer

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Jess Santiago

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Conrado Baltazar ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Jarlego

Editorial Department

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George Jarlego ... on-line editor
Hero Reyes ... on-line editor (as Hermo Reyes)
Robert Yujeco ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Joey Luna

Makeup Department

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Reggie Sison ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Nestor Aquino ... assistant production manager
George Santos ... production manager
Jeric Soriano ... overall in charge of production

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Jon Garcia-Ariño ... assistant director

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Boy Maglente ... propsman
Boy Roger ... propsman
Goody Unay ... set man

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Rudy Baldovino ... sound supervisor
Willy Islao ... sound supervisor (as Willie Islao)
Pierre Rissient ... sound (uncredited)

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Gener Buenaseda ... second camera
Angel De Leon ... still photographer: Roper's
Buddy Peregrino ... assistant second camera
Arturo Tambien ... assistant camera

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Bong De Guzman ... utility
Biboy Flores ... utility
Romy Garcia ... talent coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines When an uncaring society pushes a man to the limit, he has only one choice. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Clutching a Knife (Philippines, English title)
  • Kapit sa patalim: Bayan ko (Philippines, Tagalog title)
  • Bayan Ko: My Own Country (Philippines, English title)
  • Bayan ko (France)
  • Bayan Ko: My Own Country (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Trivia Official submission of the Philippines for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 58th Academy Awards in 1986. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Signed: Lino Brocka (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Bayan Ko See more »

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