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Goyo: The Boy General (2018)

The story of Gregorio 'Goyo' del Pilar, one of the youngest Generals during the Philippine-American War who fought in the historic Battle of Tirad Pass.

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Jerrold Tarog

Writers:

Rody Vera (screenplay), Jerrold Tarog (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Avelino ... Gregorio del Pilar
Carlo Aquino ... Vicente Enriquez
Arron Villaflor ... Joven Hernando
Mon Confiado ... Emilio Aguinaldo
Jeffrey Quizon ... Apolinario Mabini (as Epy Quizon)
Alvin Anson ... Jose Alejandro
Gwen Zamora ... Remedios Nable Jose
Che Ramos ... Hilaria Aguinaldo
Rafael Siguion-Reyna ... Julian del Pilar (as Rafa Siguion-Reyna)
Benjamin Alves ... Manuel L. Quezon
Arthur Acuña ... Manuel Bernal
Jojit Lorenzo ... Miguel Laureano
Tomas Santos ... Angel Bernal
Empress Schuck ... Felicidad Aguinaldo
Carlo Cruz ... Juan Del Pilar
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The story of Gregorio 'Goyo' del Pilar, one of the youngest Generals during the Philippine-American War who fought in the historic Battle of Tirad Pass.

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 September 2018 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Gregorio Del Pilar Biopic See more »

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Dolby Atmos (in selected theatres)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Humanizing A Hero and Deglorifying Strongman Leadership
24 September 2018 | by ypcmedinaSee all my reviews

From Heneral Luna to Angelito, I know Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral will have its own place in our history. Much has been said about how our present is a reflective of our past. These three films were beautifully and carefully crafted to attempt make sense of our present by looking at our past, particularly in our concept of leadership. The highlights of the movie, for me, are: the attempt to humanize a hero, and the consistent reflection in the different between a leader and an idol.

Goyo has shown that a hero is not perfect and is vulnerable too. As a young general, the movie has shown the struggle of Goyo in asserting his role in the battle. Moreover, his act of womanizing (which should not be condoned) proves that a hero should not actually be put in pedestal and be glorified for the courageous act he has done and turn a blind eye to things deplorable the same person has also committed. To acknowledge does not equate to idolize.

Lastly, the consistent critique on leadership and idolatry really plays an important theme of the movie because that does not only hold true before but it is more than ever today. Living under a strongman leadership, it is still frustrating to ask, why do Filipinos seem to have penchant for dictators? But as what history tells us, dictators fail, people don't.


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