José Rizal

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José Rizal

philippines woman director

José Rizal

Release Date: December 25, 1998

Year    :   1998
Slogan    :   «What matters death if one dies for what one loves, for native land and cherished ones?»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   GMA Films
Director    :   Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Ricardo Lee, Jun Lana, Peter Ong Lim
RunTime    :   178 mins.

Accused of treason, Dr. Jose P. Rizal awaits trial and meets with his colonial government-appointed counsel, Luis Taviel de Andrade. The two build the case and arguments for the defense as significant events in the central figure's life prior to his incarceration unfold. Upon hearing Rizal's life story, Taviel begins to realize that the accused not just is innocent but exhibits in fact all the qualities of an extraordinary man. When the mock trial unreels, Taviel is all set to act as the prime advocate for his client as Rizal himself is about to give an earth-moving speech to defend his honor and address his countrymen. Meanwhile, the Spanish authorities have worked out the vast political machinery to ensure a guilty verdict. A revolution waits in the wings.


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