1h 45min | Drama |


Monica Real is arrested for the murder of her husband and his two friends. Only she knows the reason for the crime, but she is in a trauma. Monica's case draws the interest of Clara Valdez, a feminist and journalist who is living in with a young executive. In her investigation of the case, Clara talks to Monica's mother, who tells her of Monica's timidity and her rape by the man she eventually married. Clara also meets Cynthia who reveals Monica's ""other"" personality, which stemmed from her association with the sexually wayward Cynthia. In the end, Clara convinces Cynthia to pay Monica a last visit. The patient finally speaks and tells of the sexual humiliations that drove her to murder.

Marilou Diaz-Abaya


Ricardo Lee (story and screenplay)


Jesse Ejercito
Simon Ongpin (associate producer)
Jacky Atienza (executive producer)


Manolo R. Abaya


George Canseco (music director)
Cinema Audio, Inc. (music recording)

Editorial Department:

Manolo R. Abaya
Mark Tarnate
Jun Cabreza (assistant editor)

Production Design/Art Department:

Don Escudero (production designer)
Edmund Ty (assistant production designer)
Margie Castro (make-up)
Lando Osias (propsman)

Production Management:

Tristan Flores (production coordinator)
Jun Abarra (schedule master)
Lino Mendoza (production assistant)
Romeo Buenventura (production assistant)
Myrna Caguiat (production clerk)
Elvie Jose (production clerk)

Sound Department:

Amang Sanchez
Rolly Ruta (sound mixer)
Mark Tarnate (assistant sound editor)
Jun Cabreza (assistant sound editor)
Vic Macamay (dubbing mixer)
Armando Reyes (dubbing mixer)
Alfredo Sabile (boom operator)

Camera and Lighting Department:

Boni Calsado (assistant cameraman)
Fred Buena (head gaffer)
Jose Iasona (gaffer)
Danilo Acabado (gaffer)
Gil Espinas (gaffer)
Oscar Bautista (gaffer)
Benito Luna (key grip)
Prisciano Olaiz (grip)
Boy Ore (utility)
Jun Delfin (utility)
Jojo Sanyo (utility)
Eddie Miranda (utility)
Tony Buitizon (utility)


Pat Abad (lab liaison)
LVN Studios (film processing)
Motion Picture Laboratories, Philippines (release prints)
Cine Filipinas Productions, Inc. (filming facility/titles)
Magnatech Omni (post-production facility - sound)
Eastman Kodak (color)
Ed Santos (layout artist)
Dodong Viray (title design)

Assistant/Associate Director:

Gregg De Guzman

Production Company:

Bancom Audiovision


Amy Austria (as Monica)
Gina Alajar (as Cynthia)
Charo Santos (as Clara)
Jay Ilagan (as Tato)
Perla Bautista (as Aling Charing)
Joonee Gamboa (as Defense Attorney)
Johnny Delgado (as Jake)
Nello Nayo (as Mang Juaning)
Robert Tongko (as Choreographer)
Boy Sabiniano (as Eric)
Ogie Martinez (as Ogie)
Jun Villena (as Jimmy)
Luis Benedicto (as Doctor)
Ric Celis (as Doctor)
Clemente Vergara, Jr. (as Doctor)
Carlo Kimpo (as Doctor)
Pinky Sabinosa (as Nurse)
Peachy Mercado (as Nurse)
Itchay Alava (as Nurse)
Winnie Rayos (as Nurse)
Willie San Jose (as Nurse)
Ric Coronel (as Nurse)
Ric Culalic (as Nurse)
Margie De Vera (as Nurse)
Glo Balinas (as Nurse)
Eden Tatad (as Nurse)
Larena Lat (as Nurse)
Atty. Andy Maligaya (as The Judge)
Joey De Castro (as Movie PRO)
Joe Watts (as Investigator)
Baby Fajardo (as Arresting Officer)
Nimea Julian (as Lady Teacher)
Sancho Sanchez (as Male Professor)
Macie Ferreros (as Jenny)
Mary Ann Valdez (as Monica's Sister)
Mary Rose Ramos (as Monica's Sister)
Joel Sandoval (as Exhibitionist)
Chito Crespo (as Producer)
Severo Rangaya (as Businessman)
S.O.S. Daredevils (as Cynthia's Customers)
Marie Bar-Vi-Cui (as Cynthia's Friend)
Butch Bautista (as Jake's Friend)
Assumption College - Film Class (as Monica's Classmates)
Adelina Pluterio (as Beautician)
Salud Diaz (as Beautician)
Margie Castro (as Pedicurist)
S.O.S. Daredevils (as Security Guard)
Trinidad Otayco (as Parlor Customer)
Jun Abarra (as Parlor Customer)
Jojo Tungol (as Male Student)
Nely Gutierrez (as Prostitute)
Perla Itorma (as Prostitute)
Helen Moreno (as Prostitute)

Additional Crew:

Robert Tongko (choreographer)
Jenny Luber (script supervisor)
Manina Viterbo (executive producer's assistant)
Willie Manapsal (producer's assistant)
Ethel Ramos (in-charge of publicity)
Nilo Odiaman (stillman)
Tony Miranda (service driver)
Romy Morante (service driver)
Carding Sugui (service driver)
Dolly Mallari (caterer)

Mayor Joseph Estrada
Mayor Adelina Rodriguez
Vice Mayor Teofisto Santos
Mayor Nemesio Yabut
Judge Gregorio de la Paz
Vicor Music Coporation
Octo Arts Recording Company
Waterous Hospital
Tropical Palace Hotel
The Village Beauty Salon
Shape and Curl
Assumption College
Lourdes School Mandaluyong
K.B. at Amoranto Stadium
Mr. and Mrs. Cesar Abaya
Melchor Abaya
Rafael R. Abaya
Cris Almario
Larry Laviste
Brigadier General Alfonso Alcoseba (ret.)
Mrs. Julita Serrano
Marquez Reyes
Via Mare
Christine Tongko
Plaza Fashion Mart (for Amy Austria's Wedding Gown)
Mr. and Mrs. Conrado P. Diaz

Restoration Acknowledgements
Film Development Council of the Philippines
Mary Liza Diño-Seguerra (chairperson and CEO of FDCP)

Philippine Film Archive
Don Gervin Arawan (PFA head)
Emilio Acurin
Alvin Joseph Asuncion
Jose Dineros
Wency Diares
Julian Eudela
Sylvester Montances
Jerhum Arvin Punay
John Franklin Rivera
Vivien Visaya

Central Digital Lab
Ana Espino-Bilbao (supervising restoration artist)
Deejay Acampano (restoration artist)
Jose Flor Antolin Tolentino (restoration artist)
Lara de los Reyes (junior restoration artist)
Pia Victoria Serna (junior restoration artist)
Reginald Felix (junior restoration artist)
Abby Gale de Guzman (junior restoration artist)
Richard Rico Francia (colorist/image specialist/vfx supervisor)
Nico Zed Marpuri (film restoration compositing lead)
Robert Agnes (vfx artist)
John Anthony Gonzales (vfx artist)
Louie Almazan (senior scanning operator/film handler)
Iris Camella Trinidad (film scanning)
Carl Francis Velasco (film scanning)
John Lester Lee (assistant editor)
Augusto Adre (assistant editor)
Manet A. Dayrit (managing partner)
Rick Hawthorne (managing partner)
Sid Maderazo (managing partner)
Riza Cruz-Aguinaldo (post-production producer)
Rachel Mañalac (post-production producer)
Frank Chico (TOC engineer)
James Trinidad (TOC engineer)
Nar Umali (TOC engineer)
Erwin Valencia (systems engineer)
Primo Ganzon (utility/messenger)
Ruel Corral (utility/messenger)
John Michael Contante (utility/messenger)

Alternative Title:
Year: 1980
Genre: Drama






Awards, Recognition, & Participation:
Total Running Time: 1h 45min
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio:
Sound Mix:
General Carrier Specific Carrier Form Completeness
Film 35mm Feature Complete
Digital File MP4 Feature Complete
Digital File DCP Feature Complete
18 October 2019, Friday