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Sa pusod ng dagat (1998)

Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor of his mother: the only midwife in the whole district, a job given from generation to ... See full summary »

Director:

Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Writer:

Jun Lana
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jomari Yllana ... Pepito
Elizabeth Oropesa ... Rosa
Chin Chin Gutierrez ... Mrs. Santiago (as Chin-Chin Gutierrez)
Pen Medina ... Gusting
Rolando Tinio Rolando Tinio ... Apo
Mia Gutierrez Mia Gutierrez ... Tale
Tanya Gomez ... Minda
Manjo del Mundo Manjo del Mundo ... Mr. Santiago
Ronnie Lazaro ... Berto
Jhong Hilario ... Luis (as Jong Hilario)
LJ Moreno ... Sara
Nini Jacinto Nini Jacinto ... Maya (as Apple Zuniga)
Lawrence Dilag Lawrence Dilag ... Young Pepito
Martin Estafa Martin Estafa ... 4 year old Pepito
Glori-Anne Arigue Glori-Anne Arigue ... Young Sara
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Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor of his mother: the only midwife in the whole district, a job given from generation to generation. As Pepito's mother Rosa who is a widow, becomes pregnant she tries everything to abort the baby because of the shame this would bring. This fails and she sees the only way to protect her son is to commit suicide. After a while Pepito falls in love with a teacher from the capitol, Mrs. Santiago. But this relationship cannot have a future. Written by Marco Radke <radke@krypta.aball.de>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

24 June 1998 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Navel of the Sea See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Experts,GMA Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Based on the 1996 Don Carlos Palanca Literature Memorial Awards grand prize winning piece in Screenplay division, "Mga Bangka sa Tag-Araw" by Jun Lana See more »

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it was a good movie, but still fails to capitalize it's potentials.
11 January 2003 | by judak38See all my reviews

I have only seen this movie recently on VHS and was surprised to see that it was a good movie, but still fails to capitalize it's potentials.

The movie is about a journey through life as narrated by the main character Pepito. The place is a small fishing village in a time when life was still simple. Pepito as the only son, whose father died while he still young. Describes his story through myths, legends, and folk traditions and beliefs. From childhood he sees these things and challenges the truth in each of them. Through this road of self discovery he realizes that even the closest of loved ones and familiar people can break his trust. In the end despite the heartbreaks and the tragedies, he found peace and acceptance as he passes on the stories of life to a new genaration of children in his small island world.


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