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Azucena (2000)

Twelve-year-old Lily lives with her father, who has been suspended from the police force, and her stepmother. Her parents sell Lily's aging dog to Mr. Teban for dog meat. Lily convinces Mr.... See full summary »

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Tomas
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Sonia
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Teban
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Lily
Anjanette Abayari ...
Lily's Mother
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Tomas' Boss
Romy Romulo ...
Mario
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Policeman
Richard Joson ...
Policeman
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Policeman
Dennis Marasigan ...
Bar Manager
Idda Yaneza ...
Panciteria Owner (as Ydda Yaneza)
Richard Arellano ...
Panciteria Owner's Son
Sherry Lara ...
School Principal
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Twelve-year-old Lily lives with her father, who has been suspended from the police force, and her stepmother. Her parents sell Lily's aging dog to Mr. Teban for dog meat. Lily convinces Mr. Teban to return her dog, and the she begins a friendship with the dog meat seller, much to the disgust of her friends and family. Mr. Teban becomes her surrogate father, and supports Lily against her abusive father and ineffectual stepmother. Written by Will Gilbert

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Kolehiyala
Composed and Performed by Da Hidyas Clan
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Refreshing surprise from Philippines
24 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was delighted to see that a potentially lurid film subject of molestation and abuse was handled intelligently and sensitively, and with a deft touch that kept the characters in focus. Bravo to the director...though I wish he had a few more angles in various scenes, but was working in cramped, and real, spaces. The performances of the actresses playing the step mother and the daughter were particularly good, as well as the that of the older man. Sadly, the lead male was hard to open up beyond his one or two flat dimensions. The story stayed pretty much on course, thankfully, though the pacing was a tad slow. But overall, a gem in the rough.


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