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The Rites of May (1977)

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During a homecoming to his provincial home, a young man gets involved with a woman strangely haunted and ultimately possessed, by her sister's spirit, paving the way to revealing the painful truth about her unsolved disappearance.

Director:

Mike De Leon

Writers:

Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr. (screenplay) (as Doy Del Mundo), Gil Quito (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Abuel ... Jun
Mario Montenegro Mario Montenegro ... Dr. Torres
Mona Lisa ... Aling Pining
Charo Santos-Concio ... Teresa (as Charo Santos)
Sarah K. Joaquin Sarah K. Joaquin ... Aling Angelina, Espiritista (as Sarah Joaquin)
Susan Valdez-LeGoff Susan Valdez-LeGoff ... Rosa (as Susan Valdez)
Moody Diaz Moody Diaz ... Aling Bebeng
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During a homecoming to his provincial home, a young man gets involved with a woman strangely haunted and ultimately possessed, by her sister's spirit, paving the way to revealing the painful truth about her unsolved disappearance.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

14 January 1977 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rites of May See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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First movie of Charo Santos-Concio. See more »

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Referenced in Tisoy! (1977) See more »

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Eerie, haunting, amazing
4 September 2002 | by purakekSee all my reviews

Mike de Leon's directorial debut (he was art director or producer in previous works). A ghost story involving a botched abortion with haunting images and masterful camera work. Charo Santos is introduced here, before she became a big-time producer. While the story itself is not that groundbreaking, the cinematography and use of various lenses is enough to see it over and over again.


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