Rizal

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Rizal sa Dapitan
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| This article does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2011)| Rizal sa Dapitan (lit. Rizal in Dapitan), is a 1997 film adaptation of life of the Filipino national hero Dr. José Rizal, starring Albert Martinez as José Rizal and Amanda Page as Josephine Bracken, the screenplay is by Pete Lacaba. -------------------------------------------------

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José Rizal (Martinez) was exiled in Dapitan in 1892, and he began adapting to his new home. He helped the local residents by offering free education to all children, befriending his student Jose Asiniero (Hernando), and rendering his services as a doctor, including treating his mother, Doña Teodora Alonzo (Carpio), who visited him with his sisters Maria (Pangilinan) and Narcisa (Dumpit). He met his fiancée Josephine Bracken (Page) who brought her blinded stepfather George Taufer (Holmes) but later on she left him for her beloved Rizal. They decide to marry, but are refused a Church wedding on political grounds. The couple settles for a common-law marriage despite initial opposition from Rizal's family, and have a stillborn son Rizal names Francisco. The film closes with Rizal leaving Dapitan as the locals mourn him. An epilogue explains Rizal's intent to work in Cuba and subsequent arrest, his execution and its birthing the Philippine Revolution. -------------------------------------------------

Cast[edit source | editbeta]
* Albert Martinez - Dr. José Rizal
* Amanda Page - Josephine Bracken
* Roy Alvarez - Captain Ricardo Carnicero
* Jaime Fabregas - Fr. Franciso de Paula Sanchez
* Candy Pangilinan - Maria Rizal
* Tess Dumpit - Narcisa Rizal
* Rustica Carpio - Teodora Alonzo
* Noni Buencamino - Pío Valenzuela
* Carelle...

References: edit source | editbeta]
* Israel, Lorna (2011) "A Body in Permanent Transit
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