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The wealthy but unhappy couple Doña Lupe (Dina Bonnevie) and Don Paeng (Edu Manzano) yearns to have a child for the longest time and will do anything just to fulfill their wish. Lupe wants ... See full summary »

Director:

Tikoy Aguiluz

Writers:

Nick Joaquin (story), Ricardo Lee (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dina Bonnevie ... Doña Lupe
Edu Manzano ... Don Paeng
Rica Peralejo Rica Peralejo ... Amada
Patricia Javier ... Kikay
Raymond Bagatsing ... Entoy
Ces Quesada ... Micaela
Carlos Morales ... Guido
Kristine Jaca Kristine Jaca ... Rosa
Maui Taylor ... Maggie
Angie Castrence Angie Castrence ... Maid #1
Marilyn Ramos Marilyn Ramos ... Maid #2
Archie Ventosa Archie Ventosa ... Priest
Tony Amador Tony Amador ... Don Antonio
Chin Chin Gutierrez ... Doña Mira (as Chin-Chin Gutierrez)
J.R. Trinidad J.R. Trinidad ... Juanito
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The wealthy but unhappy couple Doña Lupe (Dina Bonnevie) and Don Paeng (Edu Manzano) yearns to have a child for the longest time and will do anything just to fulfill their wish. Lupe wants to participate in a ritual performed by women to invoke the gods to grant the blessing of fertility by dancing around a Balete tree that was already a century old. Written by Combat Boots Everyday

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 December 2001 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Tatarin: Based on the play with the same title by Nick Joaquin See more »

Company Credits

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Viva Films See more »
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Color
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Based on the popular short story The Summer Solstice a.k.a. Tatarin by Nick Joaquin. See more »

Goofs

The setting of the film was in the roaring twenties or in the decade of the 1920s but the song [Bituing Marikit] which was sang in the movie was not released until 1937. See more »

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The story of an entire household enchanted by the promise of sexual liberation found in the spirit of the 'tatarin'.
21 October 2006 | by saint_saraSee all my reviews

Tatarin is nothing compared to Nick Joaquin's Summer Solstice. Dina Bonnevie is dull and lifeless, nothing like the original Doña Lupeng, who jumps out of the page with an almost contemptuous sort of passion. Edu Manzano could have been replaced with any other actor who can pull of a gruff, patriarchal frown. Additional story lines are added to make the plot more complex, but only serves to prolong an already tedious movie. Instead of exploring the magic of the Summer Solstice, the film rides on the heaving bosoms of Rica Peralejo and Patricia Javier, Raymond Bagatsing's buttocks, and incessant moaning and groaning of an entire horde of women.


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