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An crime-drama-suspense genre film not often seen in Philippine cinema, a controlling patriarch loses it over his daughter's marriage and her attempts to escape from their incestuous household.

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Mike De Leon

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Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr. (screenplay) (as Doy Del Mundo Jr.), Raquel Villavicencio (screenplay) (as Raquel N. Villavicencio) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charo Santos-Concio ... Milagros Carandang (as Charo Santos)
Jay Ilagan Jay Ilagan ... Noel Manalansan
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Sgt. Diosdado Carandang
Charito Solis Charito Solis ... Adelina Carandang
Ruben Rustia Ruben Rustia ... Peping Manalansan
Aida Carmona Aida Carmona ... Onyang
Juan Rodrigo ... Ernie
Cora Alforja Cora Alforja ... Cynthia
Dindo Angeles Dindo Angeles ... Mario
Edwin O'Hara Edwin O'Hara ... Pulis 1
Mandy Bustamante Mandy Bustamante ... Pulis 2
Mely Mallari Mely Mallari ... Diomy
Monette Alfon Monette Alfon ... Landlady
Teresita R. Sanchez Teresita R. Sanchez ... Dra. Trinidad (as Dra. Teresita R. Sanchez)
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An crime-drama-suspense genre film not often seen in Philippine cinema, a controlling patriarch loses it over his daughter's marriage and her attempts to escape from their incestuous household.

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Official Sites:

Kisapmata (1981)

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 December 1981 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

In Just the Wink of an Eye See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bancom Audiovision See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Based on the essay "The House on Zapote Street" by Nick Joaquin which is included in the Reportage on Crime, an anthology of crime stories in the Philippines. See more »

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Referenced in Balahibong pusa (2001) See more »

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Skillful, tasteful, powerful
3 September 2002 | by purakekSee all my reviews

Though the plot was based on an actual murder case, the movie is a imagined recreation of what led to the homicidal incident. Vic Silayan, a patriarch who carries more than mere fatherly love to his daughter, is the ultimate personification of evil here. Unable to accept to accept the impending marriage of his daughter (Charo Santos) to beau Jay Ilagan, he makes life miserable for the pair. Ilagan, slowly learns the hideous secret the family carries and despite his plight, is unable to stop it. The imagery and music add to impending tragedy that awaited everyone. Great acting from Silayan, great directorial work from de Leon!


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