After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.


Lav Diaz


Lav Diaz (screenplay), Lev Tolstoy (inspired by his short story "God Sees the Truth, But Waits")
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Credited cast:
Charo Santos-Concio ... Horacia Somorostro / Renata
John Lloyd Cruz ... Hollanda
Michael De Mesa ... Rodrigo Trinidad
Nonie Buencamino ... Magbabalot (as Noni Buencamino)
Shamaine Buencamino ... Petra
Mae Paner ... Warden
Mayen Estanero ... Nena
Marjorie Lorico ... Minerva
Lao Rodriguez ... Father
Kakai Bautista ... Dading
Jo-Ann Requiestas Jo-Ann Requiestas ... Taba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Judith Javier ... Mameng
Daniel Palisa ... Harry


After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

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This is actress Charo Santos-Concio's first feature film in 17 years. See more »

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Beautifully shot but...
27 September 2018 | by jramalhoSee all my reviews

I used the (very helpful) advice of another reviewer and watched the movie slowly, in increments. It is beautifully shot and lighted in black and white, and the characters are subtle and well constructed. The use of "balut" in the film I thought was powerful (I had to look it up, its bird- usually duck.- embryos cooked inside the shell, before hatching) There is a mix of kindness and quiet rage at work that I found fascinating, although I would have liked that the political context of life in the Philippines be laid out in another manner, with less obvious exposition, perhaps. There was enough time for this... But the pace is excruciatingly slow, the situations repeat themselves (yes, I know, such as in life itself), I found the main plot point very predictable, and, in my opinion, there really is no reason for the length. I would have preferred to have refrained from the use of the word "boring", and rate the movie higher, but its not possible, to be honest.

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Filipino | Tagalog | English | Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 2016 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman Who Left See more »

Filming Locations:

Mindoro, Philippines See more »


Box Office


EUR76,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,018, 21 May 2017

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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