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Kinatay (2009)

A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Peping
... Madonna
... Kap (Vic)
John Regala ... Sarge
... Abyong
Lauren Novero ... Boy Chico
Benjie Filomeno ... Rommel
... Cecille
... Leo (as Alan Paule)
... Bong
... Socorro
... Judge
Sofia Lee ... Marie
Mely Soriano ... Lola Fe
Ruby Saavedra ... Neneng
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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

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Also Known As:

Butchered  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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According to actress Maria Isabel Lopez, the role of Madonna was originally offered to actress Rosanna Roces. The actress, however, turned down the part because she was reportedly not keen on doing sexy roles anymore. The role went to her. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2009 (2009) See more »

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Harrowing
22 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

The film identifies us with a young man who is "intiated" into a world of corruption and murder - by a bunch of unscrupulous policemen under the command of a heinous father figure that I found unforgettable. The young man is not "forced" to do anything, he may withdraw (and tries to do so) but finally cannot resist. I found the story almost unbearably testing my morals, asking the not at all theoretical question what I would have done in a similar situation. The director, for me, is one of the moralists in filmmaking (similar to his fellow countryman Brocka). The intense challenge of this film to the viewers integrity makes it impossible to watch for an averagely conceited human being. But hark, there're films out there that can show you who you really are, what you will certainly do as long as you're not aware. This is one of them. - It's beyond be how anyone here can criticize "camera" and "sound" and so on. They all contribute to and express the messy state of humanity in it's passionate & horrible grandeur. The "shower scene" at the end, for me, is one of the defining moments in movie history.


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