Active Vista International Human Rights Festival

Oro, Plata, Mata

Expired September 27, 2020 4:00 PM
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Set in the milieu of an impending world war, the insouciant Filipino aristocracy is oblivious of the forthcoming danger. They scorn the Japanese capability against the formidable Americans. But panic grips everyone when the news of the fall of Corregidor comes, except the knowledgeable Don Claudio Ojeda who remains sensible. The Ojeda family evacuates to Hacienda Lorenzo, home to a landed family friend in Negros, where they feel safe to continue their nonchalance while playing the mahjong. But soon the invading Japanese army arrives driving them into the mountains. Still, they try to hang on to their privileged life without realizing that all are equal in time of war. Meanwhile, Lorenzo's often berated subservient and former field supervisor has turned bandit and, with his men, divests them of their valuables, food and chastity. Soon, they realize that war can bring out the animal instinct in man.

  • Year
    1982
  • Runtime
    194 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Rating
    R16
  • Note
    with English subtitles
  • Director
    Peque Gallaga
  • Screenwriter
    José Javier Reyes
  • Producer
    Madeleine Gallaga
  • Executive Producer
    ABS-CBN Film Restoration, Charo Santos-Concio
  • Co-Producer
    Isabel Sumayao
  • Cast
    Cherie Gil, Sandy Andolong, Liza Lorena, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio, Manny Ojeda, Maya Valdez, Lorli Villanueva, Ronnie Lazaro, Joel Torre, Abbo de la Cruz, Jaime Fabregas, Robert Antonio, Agustin Gatia, Kuh Ledesma, Dave Muller
  • Cinematographer
    Rody Lacap
  • Editor
    Jesus Navarro
  • Production Design
    Rodell Cruz, Don Escudero
  • Sound Design
    Ramon Reyes
  • Music
    Jose Gentica V