Director Joel Lamangan
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Cast Dawn Zulueta
|Release date 18 September 1996 (1996-09-18)|
Writer Roy Iglesias (screenplay), Julius Alfonso (screenplay)
Awards Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress
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Nora aunor s best bakit may kahapon pa w dawn zulueta
A woman (Nora Aunor) seeks revenge for the massacre of her family years earlier.
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Bakit may Kahapon Pa? (Why Is There a Yesterday?) is a 1996 Filipino drama film directed by Joel Lamangan. It is about a village girl who is mysteriously spared when a platoon of soldiers led by Colonel Valderamma (Garcia) massacres her family along with peasants accused of sympathizing with the communists. When the girl has grown up, her body has healed but her mind is yet to recover from the horrible experience. She continues to thirst for revenge and crafts a scheme to exact retribution. She eyes the head of the military mission who instigated the carnage that she survived. He is now a well-admired retiring general who is about to cap his career with the services highest honors.
Bakit May Kahapon Pa? is an award winning movie that gave its lead star, Nora Aunor her second international acting award from 1st East Asia Film and Television Award (Malaysia).
It happens in San Marco, Laguna in October 1971 a commanding troop led by Col. Valderrama (Garcia) guns down alleged members of a rebel group that the townspeople are said to help, they say with food and shelter to enable their continued activities against the government, but no one knows whether it is a hearsay or not because then the only messenger of truth is power and power lies in His hands thus innocence and counter-innocence are not issues, they are irrelevant, the nozzles only know that the people who will die are the bodies where they are pointed at, everyone becomes enemies of the state because of Fate, and Helen, who sees her mother and father shot by the soldiers like pigs incarcerated and butchered afterward, knows every detail of what happened.
She carries the weight of a parentless childhood without oblivion, she is now tainted by revenge, determined to get her fair share of complete life by killing the family members of her oppressor - and now, consumed by painful memories and a taste of enemy's blood, Helen exacts her plot, follows everything according to her plan, and lets her mind control her heart, with the constant evil deeply consuming her - and it happens - the remaining players of the past and present die, Helen and Col. Valderrama in one place, Marcos and the dregs of his regime - explodes, and the credits roll.
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ReferencesBakit May Kahapon Pa? Wikipedia
Bakit May Kahapon Pa? IMDb