Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Movie Review: Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery)

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Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra De Rossi, Joel Saracho, Susan Africa, Bernardo Bernardo, Cherie Gil, Angel Aquino, Sid Lucero, Ely Buendia
Director-Screenwriter-Editor: Lav Diaz
MTRCB Rating: PG 

Critically acclaimed film icon, Lav Diaz has once again proven his genius in his latest film "Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis.“ It won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, given to a feature film that "opens new perspectives on cinematic art."

Filmed in black and white, in very slow screenplay, the eight-hour epic expounds in great detail how - for thirty (30) days in the forest - the grieving Gregoria de Jesus aka Oryang (Hazel Orencio) searches in vain for the body of her husband, Andres Bonifacio, believed to have been killed by rival rebel troops, allegedly on orders of General Emilio Aguinaldo. She expresses her unspeakable grief, how her aimless wandering around the forest has revealed man’s unmatched wickedness towards another.

The Filipino Soul

Diaz incorporated various characters and elements in the movie, notably those from Jose Rizal’s controversial novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The viewers’ political consciousness, particularly towards the Spanish regime, gets roused as Crisostomo Ibarra/Simoun (Piolo Pascual) and Isagani (John Lloyd Cruz), come into the picture.

In Fili, Isagani, a poet and idealist,dreams of having a school for native Filipinos to help them uplift their lives. On the other hand, Simoun provokes hatred to spark the revolution and fight the abuses of the Spanish government. In the film, he gets shot by Basilio (Sid Lucero). Wounded, Simoun is fortunate to have Isagani as his savior, crossing jungles and mountains in a hammock when he needs to be secretly moved to Isagani’s uncle, Padre Florentino’s place.

Together, while hidden in the forest, Isagani and Simoun recite 'Mi Ultimo Adios,' a poem Rizal wrote before his execution. The monologue is powerful to capture the nationalist spirit of the Filipino viewer.

Needless to say, Diaz aims to awaken the Filipino soul and identity suppressed after centuries of Spanish colonial rule - not to mention, the dark years under Marcos’ Martial Law regime.

Betrayal

The beautiful woman from Silang, Cesaria Belarmino (Alessandra De Rossi), one of Gregoria’s companions in the mountains, belatedly confessed to her that she was pushed by circumstances to become the kept woman of a Spanish General (Bart Guingona). As such, Cesaria becomes accomplice in the Battle of Silang that resulted in the rape and death of women, children and old folk. She also admitted to having a hand in the capture of Bonifacio, earning for her the tag "Taksil ng Katipunan (the traitor of Katipunan)." Indeed, even then, Filipino women were as capable of anything as men, even betrayal for self-preservation.

Myths and Legends

Aling Hule (Susan Africa) plays the grieving mother who has lost her two young sons in an uprising, Karyo (Joel Saracho) a very sick man – both are with Gregoria in the mountain inhabited by the three Tikbalangs (half horse/half human played by Bernardo Bernardo, Cherry Gil and Angel Aquino) Likewise, the presence of the strange cult called Colorum doing its rituals in a big cave, headed by a queer priest (Ronnie Lazaro) once more illustrates the richness of the Filipino mythology.

Immersion

As a viewer, you have to condition yourself before you watch the movie. Be prepared physically, mentally and psychologically as it is an ultimate test of one’s patience and endurance. Expect to be immersed in the story as you breathe and live in every scene - long stretched, no narrative - while it consumes you. You’ll be hooked. No chance to get bored. You hold your screaming bladder as you don’t want to miss a thing.

It is with great comfort that the leading actors delivered more than what they could - Piolo, John Lloyd, Hazel Orencio, Alex de Rossi and the rest. Passion for the craft, for a rare opportunity to do a project of such magnitude definitely became a factor. It's not a walk in the park making an 8-hour movie with a director of Diaz's caliber who refuses to be limited by a standard. Any actor will be eaten up if he/she is not up to par. There's only one word to sum it all up - commitment - and they have tons of it. Kudos!

The film is a departure from the norm. For one, there’s no musical score to highlight the scenes to play with the emotion. There’s a dearth of close-up shots, too. But these will not be a bother as you get deeply engrossed in the story. What feels like a very sluggish flow to ‘nothingness’ ultimately gets to you, like magic.

“You learn that you don't watch a Lav Diaz film. You experience it," said actor Bernardo Bernardo.

The Power In Our Hands

Towards the end, Isagani engages Padre Florentino in serious talk. The conversation is real, it hits home in real time. He asks his uncle what curse has befallen his beloved Philippines, the promised land and its people, as it struggles repeatedly to fight the cycle of poverty, abuses and corruption. Padre Florentino’s reply has never been so familiar, “ You, the youth have the power to change it. “

“ Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis “ is still showing in cinemas.

111 comments:

  1. People should give this film a chance! Support local art films

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    1. eh di manood ka! wag mu kami
      idamay!

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    2. I'd love to, pero 8 hrs? OA much. Pero dahil kay Papa P papanuorin ko na rin! 8 hrs of heaven with Papa P!

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    3. Kahit anong ganda pa yang pelikula na yan kung 8 oras din lang naman di bali na lang....mag pafacial at massage na lang ako...mas relaxing yon...

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    4. What's with the hate anon 3:27? Dahil kaF ang bida?

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    5. Wag puro kuda mga walang alam kung hindi mga mabababaw films lang ang pinapanood.. may mga breaks yung movie na yan kaya hindi siya straight 8 hours!

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    6. OA naman ng rxn ni 3:27 pm. Di ka naman pinupuwersa.

      Guys, read the review. Di nyo maffeel na 8 hrs sya.

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    7. It's an 8-hour movie with a 30-minute break every 2 hours. So that's 9 1/2 hours inside the movie house. So if the movie starts at 11:00 am, you leave the movie house at 8:30 pm. Very very long.

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    8. im intrigued

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    9. Sabi ni Direk Lav Diaz gusto nyang mag suffer ang audience na manood ng film. Grabe ha either masochista si direk o tinamad lang mag edit ng kanyang movie.

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    10. An 8-hour movie with 20-min break every 3hours in Trinoma. Still showing till now, meaning may depth ang movie for them to 'endure' watching it despite its length. That says a lot.

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    11. It was well-received in Berlin, with almost 2,000 people watching this film. So why can’t Filipinos be interested in our own history?

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    12. i haven't seen Hele as of yet but i've seen Norte which is also by Diaz. mahaba din pero it was really very intellectual and very compelling to watch. i hope Hele succeeds in the boxoffice.

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    13. hala ang oa naman nung iba beast mode agad? hahahaha di naman pinipilit manood kaloka

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  2. The movie is not for everyone. Malalim sya, not created for commercial value. It's done to help you find your soul, your part in your nation's past.How as a nation, we can help correct the mistakes of the past to benefit the new generation. Hindi alam ng lahat ang ibig sabihin nyan.

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    1. Alam mofor sure kasi ikaw malamang ang producer!

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    2. Surprisingly, hindi siya ganon ka-lalim. Maganda yung narrative niya. Maayos yung pagkakatahi mga eksena. Madali lang intindihin. Yun nga ang strength ng movie na to. Hindi siya nagttry-hard mag pa-deep, pa-artsy ganon, and yet thought-provoking pa rin. Pwede naman palang ganun e

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    3. e panong di mapupuludo yan, 8hours ba naman. masyadong free ang director at writer sa storytelling. unli time ba naman e. ewan ko na alng kung may nalimutan pa silang isama sa story. haha

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    4. Grabe ka 4:04... to be honest when this was first released, parang ayaw ko manood dahil akala ko parang typical storyline na pinahaba. But when I read this review parang I want to consider watching it na. I love Heneral Luna, I love history and WE DEFINITELY NEED TO LEARN FROM HISTORY para tayo na mismo sa present generation ang mag correct ng mga mali at gumawa ng paraan para bumuti ang bansa natin.

      There's a reason why we're enjoying our freedom right now and there's also a reason why many people are still suffering. Kaya paminsan minsan break muna sa mga favorite LTs at teleserye...

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  3. The film is very timely.Tamang tama malapit na ang eleksyon.

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  4. Grabe... 8 hrs eh parang retreat na yan... Tapos sasabihin na obligasyon para sa bansa para lang panoorin at kumita sila siempre ...

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  5. i want to watch this film. my filipino-heart&soul-love4country is 8-hours-worth sacrificing for.

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    1. hintayin ko na lang sa dvd.. at least sa bahay may lunch,snack,nap at bathroom break lol

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  6. napanood ko na ang hele. nakaka-believe talaga ang local artists natin, lahat sila magagaling. lalo na sa mga long dialogues, ibang klase talaga. at higit sa lahat, ang message ng movie na ito ay magpapaalala kung bakit kailangang mahalin mo ang bansa natin, ang nakaraan at ang pwedeng maging bukas.

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    1. Korek! Inilalahad ng movie na ang mga problema ng bansa natin nung panahon ng mga Kastila ay ganun pa rin hanggang ngayun. Ibig sabihin, wala tayong maturity at pagkakaisa bilang Pilipino. Patuloy tayong nagpabaya at naging bulag at bingi sa mga hinaing natin, kaya palagi tayung inaabuso at ninanakawan ng mga namumuno sa atin! Magtataka pa ba tayo kung bakit ganito tayo ngayun? Gumising na tayo!! Wag na tayo magpabiktima!

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    2. Believe o bilib?

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    3. Anong pinaglalaban ni 7:52? LOL

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    4. 7:52 ngayon pa lang sinasabi ko na wag kang manonood ng pelikulang to, hindi mo maiintindihan ang lalim nya, ang babaw mo kasi haha. fyi ung salitang bilib ay galing sa "believe" parang di mo alam e haha nagising ako sayo

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    5. It takes dedication and talent to memorize and act out long dialogues like that. Parang gusto ko na rin manood. Baka ma high-blood naman ako nito tulad ng sa Heneral Luna... haha Kasi yung mga nangyari noon parang reflection din ng mga nangyayari ngayon kaya minsan nakaka high blood.

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  7. 8 freaking hours!

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  8. Torture to the max! Even if u put nora, vilma, lolita, plus all of todays superstars dikopadin pnonoorin. 8hrs? Cmon...

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    1. It's just a matter of interest. Kahit nga naman anong promo at marketing at effort ng film kung di ka talaga interesado, hindi talaga. Pero bakit andaming film enthusiast at mga cinephiles ang nanonood? Kasi naaappreciate nila.

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    2. Di pa ba kayo nagmarathon ng anime, koreanovela, harry potter movies, etc ever???

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    3. I totally agree with you 9:27

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    4. Kung favorite nyang LT yung bida kahit 24 hrs go si baks.

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    5. kung yung mga nasa festival nga sa Berlin tumagal ng 8 hours kababasa ng subtitles what more ang pinoy videophiles?

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  9. Ang dami niyong kuda. Kung ayaw niyo panuorin eh di wag.

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    1. talaga at wag ka mamilit napaka pretensiyoso ng direktor. otso oras ng hapis at pighati eeeew

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    2. I watched Norte also by Lav Diaz here in the US. Daming awed viewers. Arte lang talaga ng mga mababaw na pinoy.

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    3. No anon10:11pm it was not "hapis at pighati" but 8 hours of adventure, an escape from the reality. Yung walong oras na yon dinala ako sa daigdig at panahon na nilikha ni lav diaz at mga aktor nito, kapanahunan ni jose rizal. Epektibo ang ginawa niya dahil damang dama ko ang mensaheng gusto niyang iparating. At kahit pa pagkatapos ng pelikula, pagkalabas ng sinehan, hanggang ngayon dala dala ko pa rin ang impact sa akin ng movie at ang mga thoughts na naglalaro sa isipan ko after manood.

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    4. 10:11, you're obviously not cut out for this discussion. Mukhang pang Loveteam movies lang ang kaya i-process ng utak mo. Fyi, in international film festivals, Lav Diaz has a cult following and they talk about him as if he’s a legend. 1:36, you nailed it. Ganyan din ang naramdaman ko, salamat kapatid.

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  10. Wala naman pumipilit sa inyo na manood. If you're not interested, okay lang yun. The movie is 8 hours for a reason. It wouldnt be internationally recognized kung walang silbi yung 8hours na yun. To each his own ika nga. So kanya kanyang preference lang

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  11. Was worth my time. I appreciated the movie. Mga iba dyan OA. Nalaman lang na 8hrs kung maka react.. Di naman kayo pinipilit manuod.

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    1. mga walang pera lang yan, free tv lang ang kaya

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    2. I enjoy watching indie films pero hindi ko rin kayang manood ng 8 hours. I'm a busy mom that's why. Mga film enthusiasts na kayang maglaan ng 8+ hours sa isang araw nila ang audience nitong film.

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  12. I got curious, that's why I watched. I wasn't disappointed

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  13. pwede sa bahay magmarathon but sa sinehan mukhang waste of time ,dami kc pwd gawin sa 8 hours sa mall

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  14. I would love to watch this film pero cguor putol putol, I can't spend 8 hours watching the same thing tapos black and white. I loved schindler's list, khit more than 3 hrs and in black and white, cguro max na saken for a single movie ang mga 3.5 hrs. more than that, kelangan ko putol putluin in different days. pero good job at dumadami mga movie about our history para ang mga kabataan gnayon d nagtataka kung bat nakupo lng lagi c mabini

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  15. parang mas na curious ako sa movie dahil sa 8 hrs. i will watch

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    1. you will not regret it. Lav Diaz films are the rave of serious movie goers!

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    2. ok i wil go watch baks! nanonood nga ako ng marathon ng mga series sa cable for more than 8 hours haha why not give this a chance

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  16. yung mga nagrereklamo sa pelikula sa mmff. eto ang para sa inyo.. yung mga naghahanap ng depth.

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  17. If I'm in Pinas I will watch this. If the international movie critics appreciated and even gave this film awards, then I can certainly last 8hours plus breaks in-between.

    Let's be honest, we don't always have this kind of film shown, much less produced by Pinoys. Those who watched are giving positive reviews, and I for one, am envious as I'd really love to see this. Of course, to each his own, but if you don't or won't be able to sit the 8hours viewing it, then there's no reason too to discourage others who are interested to see it.

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    1. True. Kuhang-kuha mo. If it doesn't suit your taste, then don't watch and as much as possible, avoid commenting as it may discourage others to no longer watch it. Yan ang isa sa mga sakit ng ibang Pilipino. Ayaw mapag-isa, kelangan may mabitbit na iba. Kung hindi pabor sa kanya, kelangan may ibang tao na isasali sa usapan para lang may masabing kakampi or kasama. Kung pababa na, dapat may mahatak din paibaba. If you get what i mean.

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  18. This director in not good.......because he can't even tell a story within 2 to 3 hours like in normal movies.

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    1. Maybe he purposely made it too long so the judges will take notice of the movie and they certainly did because he got an award for it.

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    2. You are not a good movie viewer either because your attention span cannot take anything beyond 3 hours. Kawawa. :p

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    3. haha 5:07 tama! Hindi pa ako nakapanuod nito pero after reading this review, I will take the time to watch this.

      Also 2:03, it depends on the story that you want to tell... there's a reason why this movie took 8 hours to make.

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    4. He can, if he wanted to. Watch his interviews, reason why he made it this long

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    5. its the director's masterpiece kya hindi nya nilimitahan s 2-3hrs lng. At hindi nmn blockbuster ang habol nya kundi mga international recognitions

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    6. Don't watch. Your brain may not fathom.

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    7. Very true. It's all about his ego.

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  19. It's more about the director's ego and self-indulgence.

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  20. Sira ang toilet breaks ko nito... 8hours long is too much for a movie. It's like watching a non-commercial 3hour telenovela. Si Papa P pa ang leading actor together with JLC. My gulay!

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  21. This is actually a masterpiece. Something that has been meticulously done, unlike what we usually see in theaters na minadaling ginawa. It's not your usual commercialized movie, this is art. Hopefully, the next generation can still have access to this so that they'll not only learn about film making but a little bit of Philippine history, as well. So, let's just be appreciative, people, that from time to time we get to see a movie that really makes you think.

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    1. Just because it's very long doesn't make it a masterpiece.

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  22. ang daming social climber dito as in...porke daw its the movie to watch and be seen gora ang mga pg wala namang naintindihan makapag bragging rights lang ang mga salat sa social status

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    1. hahaha ang bitter mo teh. Did you watch ba? If you didn't then huwag kang kumuda. I like commercial movies pero I also like movies katulad nito that will make you think. If it's not your cup of tea then don't watch and don't undermine people who've seen it. Kasi most of the time they are genuinely moved by the film kaya ganyan ang post sa social media.

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    2. Agree much...masabi lang n noanood nila itong 8 hr movie...hapis na hapis sa 8 oras sa sinehan

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    3. yan din napansin ko madaming social climber porke okay sa ibang bansa 'to eh hindi po tayo amerikano ibang kultura meron sila at tayo, eh sa kung mahaba, imagine niyo kung traffic pa pauwi imbes na sa bahay mo nalang igugol yung natitirang 8 hours eh napunta pa dun? Kasi naman yung mga nandito, mga senyorita yata at yayamanin kaya walang gagawin, yes mahirap lang ako hindi po kagaya niyo.

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    4. agree 11:57. Ako nga I feel like watching it again for the second twice! Lol

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  23. Weehhh way to demonize the Martial Law Years in movies. Is this going to be a trend??!! hahaha. Brainwash pa more.

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    1. Manood ka muna bago ka dumakdak! Kaloak ka!

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  24. Walang namimilit kung ayaw niyo panooding..

    Aim lang ng mga taon nakapanood at ng movie na ito eh MAGKAROON tayo ng Pakialam sa bansa natin at MAGKAISA ..

    Hindi puro paCute ang alam..dahil pag nababoy lalo ang bansa tayong lahat din ang mag suffer..

    Hirap sa ibang pinoy kasi may pakialam lang pag uso...pag hindi na eh biglang hater na

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    1. Your last paragraph, waging-wagi! Natumpak mo!

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    2. wag mang mata. just because someone is not into it doesnt mean mababaw na sila. kanya kanyang trip yan. manood ang may gusto kung ayaw wag na kumuda. personally id rather watch it at the comfort of my home. 8 hours is too much for me to spend inside a movie theater...

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  25. watching a movie for str8 8hours is not practical for obvious reasons. it's also not healthy. unless may breaks during screening. dapat ginawa na lang installment.

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    1. True. You can easily suffer blood clot from not moving.

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    2. Duh, 12:41! Tingin mo ba nakaposaa kami sa seats namin. Wag kang manood kung ayaw mo. Di namin kawalan. Nonsense ka

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  26. prententious as ever what's new?

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    1. eh ikaw what's new din? Pretentiously complaining?

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    2. corny & predictable ng comeback mo day put some effort naman! do better xoxo

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    3. Yup. Ego and self-indulgence.

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  27. Mga iba nga nyang movies mga 10+ hours pa ang aarte niyo

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    1. 10+ hour movies? What movies are they? You are talking nonsense.

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  28. I'll watch this kung lumabas sa DVD para sa bahay na lang and you can watch anytime. Movie looks interesting.

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  29. Nais ko rin sana itong matunghayan. Subalit hindi ito naipalabas sa mga sinehan dito sa aming lalawigan.

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    1. Kay kata ng wikang tagalog. Naway mabalik ang dating paggamit nito

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  30. Pretentious na ba ngayon manood ng movie na hindi pabebe or hollywood? Ang OA ng mga tao. No one took a fun to your head. Actually watch the film first bago kumuda para makita nyong we enjoyed (not endured) the 8 hrs we spent watching.

    Makapangbash, wagas. Wala namanh basis ung bashing kasi di napanood. WOW. Eh kung ung walang kakwentakwentang twilight saga nga naka-5 movies (approx 10 hrs). Kairita

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    1. I love your spot-on comment. Biniktima ka lang ni auto-correct sa 3rd sentence. Natawa tuloy ako trying yo imagine how would it be done.

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  31. gusto ko din sana manuod. kaso wala yan dito samin

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  32. Thank you for a very good review fp!!! It was well explained and it made those of us hesitant to watch think again.

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  33. mahirap para sa mga kagaya ko na may attention deficit disorder manood nito

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  34. And i'm very sure that in all award giving bodies, this film would fail in getting a nomination for Best Editing.

    Instead of showing a 8 hour movie and make it difficult for the viewers, they should have shown this movie as a trilogy or in 2 parts. In that way, it would be more profitable for the producer. It's extremely hard to make money by showing the film as an 8 hour adventure for movie goers.

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    1. So alam mong hindi sya gnawa para kumita ng pera. Ginawa ito to tell a story. It is masterfully done at kung hindi mo pa nappnood, wag ng kumoment ng negative.

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  35. hahaha am sure those who endured the torturous 8 hour movie were the typical social climbers cum leech para lang masabi na in na in sila pero hapis na hapis na sa moviehouse

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    1. 12:26 social climbers do not have the time or desire to watch an eight hour film unless it was about high society to hone their craft. If you did not enjoy it there is no need to call those who did names. Different strokes for different folks

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  36. Yung PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, na original version, 5plus hours din yun pero, natapos ko..10pm ko pinanood,pampaantok lang sana, pero b4 i knew it,natapos ko na pala, at past 3AM na pala..ewan ko ba, naenjoy ko yung ibang klaseng pag-english nila, kahit ang simple ng tema, at napka-inane ng concerns ng mga characters, nakakaenjoy pa din..yung remake nya, dko nagustuhan..mas ok pang ireplay yung original version..

    So, kakayanin talagang panoorin ang mhahabang pelikula basta engaging ang pgkakagawa..

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  37. Mukhang wala ka lang P500 na pampanood 12:26. Wait ka na lang ng debede. hahahaha!

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  38. People here are funny. Just because it's very long doesn't make it a masterpiece. A lot of reviews call it "long and boring".

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  39. No thanks. I'm nor risking getting a blood clot, being stuck in a chair for 8 hours.

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  40. Ginawa sana nilang 4 part film. Marami kasing tao ang may short attention span.

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  41. It's overrated!...Long and boring...to the point of making you delusional!...WTF!

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  42. di ko maintindihan kung bakit mas madaming nagrereklamo na kesyo ang haba nitong pelikula kaya ayaw panoorin. mas may sense at kapana panahon ang ganyang pelikula kesa sa ibang pelikulang pinoy na paulit ulit ang plot. interesting ang pelikulang ito.

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  43. Is it really nice?

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  44. No. Long and boring. Mostly all talk. Good for sleeping though.

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  45. Kudos for pushing the art of film making.

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  46. Anyone here who knows where to watch this film? I haven't watched it yet. I'd very much appreciate it if you'd comment the rightful answer instead of hate comments (for the film). Thank you so much!

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  47. Nakakatawa ang mga comment ng iba..nagrereklamo agad di pa nga nila napanood. The movie movie is really not for everyone. You'll be wasting your money kung bugok ka at puro kababawaan lang ang naiintindihan mo. Hindi naman sa kelangan ng critical thinking, but to spend 8 hours watching this masterpiece requires patience and interest with what the story is telling you. Hindi ko masisi ang karamihan to be negative, isa yan sa sakit nating mga Pilipino but very thankful na marami na rin ang tumaya para makawaka sa sakit na ito. The film is great and one of a kind.

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  48. Nakakatawa ang mga comment ng iba..nagrereklamo agad di pa nga nila napanood. The movie is really not for everyone. You'll be wasting your money kung bugok ka at puro kababawaan lang ang naiintindihan mo. Hindi naman sa kelangan ng critical thinking, but to spend 8 hours watching this masterpiece requires patience and interest with what the story is telling you. Hindi ko masisi ang karamihan to be negative, isa yan sa sakit nating mga Pilipino but very thankful na marami na rin ang tumaya para makawala sa sakit na ito. The film is great and one of a kind.

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