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Bayan Ko: My Own Country

Original title
Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim (Bayan Ko: My Own Country)
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
Philippines Philippines
Director
Screenwriter
Jose F. Lacaba
Music
Jess Santiago
Cinematography
Conrado Baltazar
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Philippines-France; Malaya Films / Stéphan Films
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise. When he does so, his boss asks him to sign a waiver stating that he is not part of any Labor Union. Soon after, his friends inform him that they are starting a labor union and that they are inviting him to join them. Because of the waiver, he cannot. He is branded by his mates as a traitor, and is treated badly by them. Soon after, the printing press is closed down, and the hospital where Luz is confined will not let Luz go until Turing comes up with the money to pay them. This leads Turing to pursue a life of crime.
Awards
1984: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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