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The Woman Who Left (2016)

Ang babaeng humayo (original title)
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After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Director:

Lav Diaz

Writers:

Lav Diaz (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (inspired by his short story "God Sees the Truth, But Waits")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charo Santos-Concio ... Horacia Somorostro / Renata
John Lloyd Cruz ... Hollanda
Michael De Mesa ... Rodrigo Trinidad
Nonie Buencamino ... Magbabalot (as Noni Buencamino)
Shamaine Buencamino ... Petra
Mae Paner ... Warden
Mayen Estanero ... Nena
Marjorie Lorico Marjorie Lorico ... Minerva
Lao Rodriguez ... Father
Kakai Bautista ... Dading
Jo-Ann Requiestas Jo-Ann Requiestas ... Taba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Judith Javier ... Mameng
Daniel Palisa Daniel Palisa ... Harry
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After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English | Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 2016 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mindoro, Philippines See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR76,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,018, 21 May 2017

Gross USA:

$3,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,373
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1.78 : 1
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Lav Diaz used mostly available and natural light sources. [CNN Philippines, Sept. 2016] See more »

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Not the best Lav Diaz film
21 October 2018 | by Sirfaro11See all my reviews

I had high expectation for this movie but 30 minutes after, I wanted to fast forward. It's not that I don't like long Lav Diaz movies, I was totally entertained with Norte; but I found Horacia, perhaps uninteresting. Perhaps I have a bias with Santos-Concio, a bigwig in TV in the Philippines, and I have trouble believing in her portrayal as a wronged woman. Having seen the ad also didn't help, all the highlights of the movie is in the 1 minute ad, the rest of the movie is just long takes of street view, night view, church view, etc. That's ok except, it has little to do forwarding the story. I also frown upon black and white movies that are too grainy, I wanted to turn on the sharp button. So see this if you are a Lav Diaz fan or if you have 3 hours to spare. Otherwise, you are better off with Norte.


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