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Kinatay (2009)

A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

Director:

Brillante Mendoza (as Brillante Ma. Mendoza)

Writer:

Armando Lao (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coco Martin ... Peping
Maria Isabel Lopez ... Madonna
Julio Diaz ... Kap (Vic)
John Regala ... Sarge
Jhong Hilario ... Abyong
Lauren Novero Lauren Novero ... Boy Chico
Benjie Filomeno Benjie Filomeno ... Rommel
Mercedes Cabral ... Cecille
Allan Paule ... Leo (as Alan Paule)
Ping Medina ... Bong
Susan Africa ... Socorro
Lou Veloso ... Judge
Sofia Lee Sofia Lee ... Marie
Mely Soriano Mely Soriano ... Lola Fe
Ruby Saavedra Ruby Saavedra ... Neneng
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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Butchered See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to actress Maria Isabel Lopez, the role of Madonna was originally offered to actress Rosanna Roces. The actress, however, turned down the part because she was reportedly not keen on doing sexy roles anymore. The role went to her. See more »

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Referenced in Fridge (2012) See more »

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From a sunny day to a dark, dark night
17 October 2010 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

In Kinatay we go from everyday chaotic, but joyful everyday life and take a trip deep into its mafia controlled cynical underbelly. It is disgusting and sobering, but realistically depicted and therefore has a potential to shock people into disgust. The hope then is that this disgust can inspire a change in attitudes and ultimately fight this mafia instead of feeding it. That's far-fetched though.

The movie in itself makes you feel like part of the action with hand-held cameras instead of cinematic abstractions. This is its strong point as well as what takes away some of the tension too. Some sections are just too long and dwelling. Supposedly the actions, reactions and (lack of them) can this way play around in our mind so that we build tension inside ourselves, but I ended up getting bored at times.


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