Marilou Diaz-Abaya



Marilou Diaz-Abaya


Ricky Lee

Director of Photography

Manolo Abaya


Manolo Abaya
Marc Tarnate


Jesse Ejercito


George Canseco

Production Company

Bancom Audiovision


Amy Austria

Gina Alajar

Charo Santos-Concio

Jay Ilagan

Perla Bautista

Joonee Gamboa

Johny Delgado

Total Running Time

113 Minutes





Clara (Charo Santos-Concio) is a feminist journalist eager to uncover a widow’s motive behind the murder involving Monica (Amy Austria), a woman who killed her intoxicated husband Tato (Jay Ilagan) and his two male friends in the couple’s house. Monica, traumatized by the incident, refuses to talk to anyone. Through information from Monica’s family and friends, Clara pieces together the puzzle of this peculiar crime.

About the Director

Marilou Diaz-Abaya (March 30, 1955- October 8, 2012) was a Filipina multi-award winning film director. She was the founder and president of the Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center, a film school based in Antipolo City, Philippines. She was the director of the 1998 film José Rizal (1998), a biographical film on the Philippines’ national hero. She was part of the Second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema.

Festival and Awards

  • Best Actress (Amy Austria), Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jay Ilagan), Best Supporting Actress (Gina Alajar), 1981 FAMAS Awards
  • Best Actress (Gina Alajar), Nominated for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Actor (Johnny Delgado), Best Actress (Amy Austria), Best Supporting ACtor (Johnny Delgado), Best Screenplay, Best Editing. Best Sound, 1981 Gawad Urian Awards
  • Best Actress (Amy Austria), Best Director, Nominated for Best Film, 1980 Metro Manila Film Festival


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