Scorpio Nights 2
Tagalog / Filipino
June 18, 1985 (Philippines)
Philippines movies, Movies about love
T.E. Pagaspas, Rommel Bernardino, Uro Q. dela Cruz
Lily Y. Monteverde
Scorpio nights joy jeminez albert martinez
Scorpio Nights is a 1985 Filipino erotic drama film by director Peque Gallaga. It is about a love affair between a young man and a married woman who become entangled in their uncontrollable urge for sex. The film was controversial, but played a key role in defining Filipino erotic films of the decade.
The story is about an affair between college student, Danny (Daniel Fernando), and an unfaithful housewife (Ana Marie Gutierrez).
The film is set in a shabby apartment where Danny resides above the room of a security guard and his wife. Every day, the husband goes home, eats his dinner, washes the dishes, goes straight to bed and makes love to his wife. Danny plays Peeping Tom and every night observes through a hole in his floorboard. Unable to control his urges, he goes to the room of the wife where he does the same things that the husband does to her with no resistance. The two perform the act repeatedly until they fall in love with each other. The husband finds out that his wife is cheating on him, when one day he walks in on them while they are having sex, and shoots them both. He then shoots himself while having sex with his dead wife.
The film is considered one of the most controversial and important Filipino films of its time. Despite being provocative, it has been commended for its social relevance. Set towards the beginning of the end of the Marcos regime, it portrayed the chaotic economy of those years, when Ninoy Aquino's assassination was still very much talked about.
The 2001 Korean film Summertime is based on this movie.
An unrelated sequel, Scorpio Nights 2, was made in 1999, starred Albert Martinez and Joyce Jimenez. It was produced by Gallaga and directed by Erik Matti. The film is, so far, the last installment almost 15 years after the original was produced by Viva Films.
ReferencesScorpio Nights Wikipedia
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