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Marilou Diaz-Abaya

José Rizal

Edition 1999
178' - 1998 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: German, Spanish, Filipino, Latin, Tagalog, French, English
Director: Marilou Diaz-Abaya Composer: Nonong Buencamino With: Cesar Montano, Joel Torre, Jaime Fabregas
Patriot and poet Jose Rizal (1861-1896) is celebrated in the Philippines as a national hero. Rizal was an astonishingly educated man, a kind of uomo universale. From early on, Rizal’s aim was to bring about political and social reform; he also wanted to increase his people’s political awareness. To this end, he wrote two novels, the first published in Berlin, the second in Ghent. After a fake trial he was executed, but this couldn’t stop the progress of national liberation. This film tells Jose Rizal’s story in flashbacks. Waiting for his execution he looks back on his life, seeing both real people of flesh and blood as well as some of the characters of his novels.

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Credits

Director

Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Composer

Nonong Buencamino

With

Cesar Montano, Joel Torre, Jaime Fabregas

Scenario

Ricky Lee, Jun Lana, Peter Ong Lim

Director of Photography

Rody Lacap

Editor

Manet A. Dayrit, Jess Navarro

Producer

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Jimmy Duavit, Butch Jimenez

More information

Dialogue

German, Spanish, Filipino, Latin, Tagalog, French, English

Countries of production

Philippines

Year

1998

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