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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... See more »

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Pepito
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Rosa
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Mrs. Santiago (as Chin-Chin Gutierrez)
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Gusting
Rolando Tinio ...
Apo
Mia Gutierrez ...
Tale
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Minda
Manjo del Mundo ...
Mr. Santiago
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Berto
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Luis (as Jong Hilario)
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Sara
Nini Jacinto ...
Maya (as Apple Zuniga)
Lawrence Dilag ...
Young Pepito
Martin Estafa ...
4 year old Pepito
Glori-Anne Arigue ...
Young Sara
Dominic Guinto ...
Young Luis
Monica Veraro ...
Young Maya
Chie Concepcion ...
Merly
Mae Dilag ...
Josefa (as May Dilag)
Socrates B. Jose ...
Fr. Soc (as Soc Jose)
Juanito Atienza ...
Old Pepito
Nani Gaston ...
Barber
Mickey Bolsico ...
Mermaid
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Maya's Friend (as Marife Necessito)
Cris Daluz ...
Old Pepito (voice)

Directed by

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Written by

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Jun Lana ... (written by)

Produced by

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Gregg de Guzman ... line producer (as Gregg G. de Guzman)
Marilou Diaz-Abaya ... producer
Jimmy Duavit ... executive producer
Butch Jimenez ... executive producer

Music by

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Nonong Buencamino

Cinematography by

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Romeo Vitug ... (photographed by) (as Romy Vitug)

Film Editing by

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Jess Navarro

Editorial Department

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Jun Cabreza ... assistant editor
Ely Carangian ... telecine operator: Video Post (as Eliseo Carangian)
Edgar Gutierrez ... assistant editor
Erning Jacinto ... assistant editor
Roberto Q. Nicolas ... telecine operator: Video Post (as Roberto Nicolas)
Peachy T. Salvador ... laboratory liaison (as Peachy Salvador)
Chito Tamone ... post-production assistant: Sampaguita Pictures

Production Design by

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Len Santos

Art Direction by

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Tanny Perez

Costume Design by

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Manny Santos

Makeup Department

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Santos Alfaro ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Machiavelli Aquino ... assistant production manager
Tony Benavidez ... post-production manager: Sampaguita Pictures (as Tony A. Benavidez)
Renato Cabaluna ... post-production manager
Socrates B. Jose ... production manager (as Soc Jose)
Bhoy Mart ... assistant production manager
Warlito M. Teodoro ... production manager (as Warlito Teodoro)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bey Vito ... associate director (as Bhey Vito)

Art Department

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Celso Angel ... propsman
Boie Angeles ... carpenter
Jojo Asuncion ... carpenter
Guillermo Bantugon ... carpenter
Renato Barleso ... carpenter
Ric Centeno ... set man
Grecco Coching III ... carpenter (as Gregorio Coching III)
Grecco Coching Jr. ... set conductor
Dennis Coching ... carpenter
Sonny Federico ... carpenter
Lito Hernandez ... propsman
Robert Isla ... carpenter
Terra Juares ... carpenter
Along Locsin ... set man
Allan Maldo ... carpenter
Abe Medenilla ... poster designer: advertising and promotions / title and graphics
Jude Quinito ... set man
Willy Reyes ... carpenter
Jojo Rivera ... carpenter
Boy Valle ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Waway Alejo ... mixer assistant: studio d
Jun Aloc ... mixer assistant: studio b
Roger Bernardino ... mixer assistant: studio c
Aurel Claro Bilbao ... adr editor: Audio Post (as Aurel Bilbao)
Roger Caoile ... mixer assistant: studio c
Lamberto Casas Jr. ... foley sound effects: Audio Post (as Lamberto Casas)
Roger Cils ... mixer assistant: studio e
Joe Climaco ... mixer: studio e
Romy Coca ... mixer assistant: studio c
Ricardo Convicto ... boom operator
Victor Elbo ... mixer assistant: studio d
Peter S. Emerenciana ... mixer: studio c
Arnel Francia ... adr editor: Audio Post
Francis Go ... mixer assistant: studio e
Tito Grino ... field soundman
Rey Jarlego ... looper
Arnel M. Labayo ... adr editor: Audio Post (as Arnel Labayo)
Miguel Rey R. Leal ... adr editor: Audio Post (as Rey Leal)
Jojo Libumfacil ... looper (as Jojo 'Hataw' Libumfacil)
Winston Lope ... mixer assistant: studio b
Danny Lorilla ... mixer: studio b
Ma. Haydee Gemma C. Navales ... adr editor: Audio Post (as Haydee Navales)
Danny Navarez ... mixer assistant: studio b
Edmond Novelo ... mixer assistant: studio a
Manny Novelo ... mixer assistant: studio a
Mario Osumo ... mixer: studio d
Lucy Quinto ... dubbing supervisor
Arnold Reodica ... supervising sound engineer: Audio Post
Monching Reyes ... mixer: studio a
Ramon Reyes ... sound designer / sound engineer
Alexander Rima ... mixer assistant: studio a (as Alexander E. Rima)
Alex Tomboc ... foley sound effects: Audio Post
Elmer Torrena ... mixer assistant: studio e
Onoy Vallejo Jr. ... mixer assistant: studio a
Mac Vasquez ... foley effects editor: Audio Post (as Mac Vasquez III)

Special Effects by

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Benny Batoctoy ... prosthetics
Abe Medenilla ... titles design
Kenkoy Torrente ... special effects

Stunts

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Aurel Ayson ... stunts
Vincent Lopez ... stunts
Jerry Martinez ... stunts
Noel Ronquillo ... stunts
Nanie Union ... stunts
Sammy Vencio ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ariel Aguilar ... grip
Yeyet Antonio ... electrician
Santiago Barcina ... grip
Ato Buyo ... grip
Willie Castillo ... steadicam operator
Eddie Dapilos ... grip
Daniel Delina ... assistant camera
Darry Delina ... grip
Bebot Delmo ... still photographer (as Bebot Thelmo)
Rico Enriquez ... assistant camera
Sonny Ferrer ... grip
Marissa Floirendo ... underwater photographer
Jojo Francisco ... grip
Vic Henogbeaga ... grip
Ronnie Jacinto ... grip (as Ronald Jacinto)
Jhon Jurado ... grip (as Jhon Jurada)
Dandan Miraflor ... grip (as Dan Miraflor Jr.)
Danny Miraflor ... generator operator (as Danny Miraflor Sr.)
Joel Palaca ... clapper loader
Garry Peralta ... grip
Lito Rondina ... gaffer (as PJ Rondina)
Wilson Rondina ... assistant gaffer (as J.R. Rondina)
Jimmy Ross ... grip
Michael K. Ross ... electrician (as Michael Ross)
Marlon Ruance ... grip
Roy Sangco ... loader: Arri III
Roman Tamayo ... lens and filters caretaker
Roel Villafuerte ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Totie Edad ... wardrobe assistant
Herman Lagang ... wardrobe assistant
Alex Singson ... wardrobe supervisor (as Alex Singzon)

Transportation Department

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Jun Arboleda ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Jun Bermido ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Rudy Bigorna ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Lito Bolosan ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Johnnie Contreras ... service driver: Roadrunner Network (as Johnny Contreras)
Vic Domingo ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Arnel Hular ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Ruben Joyas ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Gerry Manalo ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Allen Manego ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Lawrence Mejia ... service driver: Roadrunner Network
Jojo Pineda ... unit driver
Frank Vencio ... service driver: Roadrunner Network

Other crew

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Marc Ambat ... underwater crew
Amee Baranda ... production secretary
Louie Barrios ... underwater crew
Jayson Bodoso ... utility
Darwin Bolsico ... script supervisor
Kevin Cabaluna ... utility
Jonjon Castro ... utility
Angela Derit ... project accountant
Bongbong E. Dimaano ... project coordinator (as Bongbong Dimaano)
Karina Escudero ... underwater crew
Luisa Infantado ... caterer (as Aling Luisa Infantado)
Roger Iral ... schedule master
Gary Isla ... utility
Jhonny Macarandang ... talent coordinator
Noel Manapat ... title concept
Rico Manebo ... underwater crew
Romeo Manebo ... underwater crew
Charina Merin ... project coordinator
Ronald Merin ... special equipment caretaker
Jelyn Olazo ... production assistant
Omar Santos ... underwater crew
Benny H. Tarnate ... general manager: Sampaguita Pictures (as Benny H. Ternate)
Koko Teodoro ... production assistant (as Coco Teodoro)
Anthony Uneta ... utility
Albert Vallejo ... underwater crew
Sammy Vencio ... security head
Gregorio Vera-Perez ... vice president of operations: Sampaguita Pictures
Glen Yuhico ... underwater crew

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • In the Navel of the Sea (World-wide, English title)
  • Ston omfalo tis thalassas (Greece)
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  • 116 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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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