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Orapronobis (1989)

In 1985, in the obscure town of Santa Filomena, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco), murders a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel,... See full synopsis »

Director:

Lino Brocka

Writer:

Jose F. Lacaba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Salvador ... Jimmy Cordero
Dina Bonnevie ... Trixie
Gina Alajar ... Esper
Bembol Roco ... Major Kontra
Ginnie Sobrino Ginnie Sobrino ... Sister Marie
Abbo De La Cruz Abbo De La Cruz ... Django
Pen Medina ... Chef 'Sparrow'
Joel Lamangan ... Colonel Mateo
Gerard Bernschein Gerard Bernschein ... Father Jeff
Ernie Zarate Ernie Zarate ... Bishop Romero
Jess Ramos Jess Ramos ... Captain Sumilang
Obby Castañeda Obby Castañeda ... Politician 1
Pocholo Montes Pocholo Montes ... Politician 2
Bon Vibar Bon Vibar ... TV Newscaster 1 (as Ben Vibarr)
Raquel Villavicencio ... TV Newscaster 2
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Storyline

In 1985, in the obscure town of Santa Filomena, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco), murders a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel, who was also executed by the same group. At the success of the 1986 EDSA revolt, political detainees, led by Jimmy Cordero (Salvador), celebrate the fall of the dictatorship. All political prisoners are released, including Jimmy, an ex-priest-turned-underground revolutionary. Not long, after, Jimmy marries a human rights activist, Trixie (Bonnevie). Jimmy becomes an advocate of human rights. Despite Trixie's protests, her brother, Roland (Lorenzo), and Jimmy go on a fact-finding mission to Santa Filomena to investigate the latest crime committed by the Orapronobis. Jimmy meets Esper (Alajar), his ex-girlfriend. He finds out that he has a son with her, Camilo (Herrera). They agree to keep Jimmy's true identity a secret form the boy. Conniving with the military, the Orapronobis step up their acts of ...

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The Revolution is Over. The Fight Has Just Begun...


Certificate:

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Country:

Philippines | France

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

24 May 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fight for Us See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The opening scene where Major Kontra killed a priest, was based on an actual incident in 1985 where cult leader Norberto Manero brutally murdered Italian Catholic priest Father Tulio Favali. See more »

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Referenced in Manila in the Fangs of Darkness (2008) See more »

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