The name of the film was Jose Rizal, and was directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya. I can say it was the title of the film because this movie sees all the achievements of Rizal in our country and he fought us against the hand of the Spain, so he deserves the title to his name Jose Rizal. The movie tells the life story of Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. It covers his life from his childhood to his execution at the hands of the Spanish forces occupying the Philippines in the late 19th century.
The stars of the film were of course Cesar Montano as Dr. Jose Rizal; he was a Filipino polymath, patriot and the most prominent advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He wrote two of his famous novels the Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The second one was Gardo Versoza as Andres Bonifacio; he was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. He was one of several founders and later the supreme leader of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. The third one was Pen Medina as Paciano Rizal, was a Filipino general and revolutionary, and the older brother of José Rizal. The fourth one was Mickey Ferriols as Leonor Rivera, was the childhood sweetheart, first cousin and lover of Jose Rizal. The sixth one was Gloria Diaz as Teodora Alonso, mother of Rizal and the seventh one was Jose Taviel; he was a Spanish officer who at first mistrusts Rizal and views him as a dangerous revolutionary.
The settings of the film Jose Rizal were in Calamba Laguna the birthplace of Jose Rizal; he was born on June 19, 1861, and in bagumbayan (Luneta) where he died cause of firing squad on December 30, 1896, 7:03 in the morning.
The film was epic, melodrama and historian film. The movie tells about the life of Jose Rizal and all of his contributions to our country. There’s funny, tearful, grief, hatred scenes that I saw this...
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