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José Rizal (1998)

Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

Director:

Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Writers:

Ricardo Lee (screenplay), Jun Lana (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cesar Montano ... José Rizal
Joel Torre ... Ibarra / Simoun
Jaime Fabregas ... Luis Taviel de Andrade
Gloria Diaz ... Teodora Alonso
Gardo Versoza ... Andres Bonifacio
Monique Wilson Monique Wilson ... Maria Clara
Chin Chin Gutierrez ... Josephine Bracken
Mickey Ferriols ... Leonor Rivera
Pen Medina ... Paciano Mercado
Peque Gallaga ... Archbishop Bernardo Nozaleda, OP
Bon Vibar Bon Vibar ... Blanco
Subas Herrero ... Alcocer
Tony Mabesa ... Polavieja
Alexis Santaren Alexis Santaren ... Olive
Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos ... Father Villaclara (as Chiqui Xeres Burgos)
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Storyline

Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What matters death if one dies for what one loves, for native land and cherished ones?


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Philippines

Release Date:

25 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jose Rizal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

PHP 80,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

GMA Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, a University of the Philippines film graduate, enlisted the aid of three known UP professors as screenplay consultants - Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, Dr. Randy David, and Asst. Prof. Danton Remoto. See more »

Quotes

José Rizal: Ikinulong nila, pinatay nila, hinukay sa libingan, itinapon; ganyan ang ginawa ng iyong mga kababayan sa karangalan at kasaysayan ng aking mga kalahi!
Luis Taviel de Andrade: Hindi naman siguro ganoon kasama ang lahat Senor Rizal...
José Rizal: Ilang taon ka na ba rito sa Pilipinas Taviel?
Luis Taviel de Andrade: Bakit?
José Rizal: Pareho ba tayo ng nakikita? O meron kang ayaw makita?
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Soundtracks

Las Mananitas
Performed by Jaime Fabregas and Cesar Montano
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Wow
16 August 1999 | by JohnB-12See all my reviews

wow...this is the reaction I felt after watching this movie documenting the life of Jose Rizal. I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride when watching certain parts. I'd recommend anybody to see this movie, but I think filipinos should see it too, as the movie is a perfect blend of the Philippine national hero's life and his two books, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibustrismo, and will leave you feeling this sense of pride in your country.


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