Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli

Gil Portes

Philippines

Topics
Director

Gil Portes

Writer

Eric Ramos

Cinematographer

Albert Banzon

Editor

George Jarlego

Producer

Rex Tiri

Music

Francis De Veyra

Sound

Rico Bicol
Lazarus Mina

Production Company

T-Rex Entertainment

Cast

Aljur Abrenica
Allen Abrenica
Vin Abrenica
Archi Adamos
Bernard Carritero
Stella Cañete
Menggie Cobarrubias
Louise de los Reyes
Abel Estanislao
Simon Ibarra
Kuya Manzano
Kiko Matos
Diva Montelaba
Ross Pesigan
Enzo Pineda
Sue Prado
Natileigh Sitoy
Markki Stroem
Rich Valencia

Total Running Time

108 Minutes

Language

Tagalog

Apolinario dela Cruz, known as Hermano Puli, was shot and quartered on November 4, 1841 — three decades before the execution of the GOMBURZA.

 

Among all of the Filipino heroes, Hermano Puli stands alone for leading the only revolt against the Spanish colonial government in the name of religious freedom. 

 

This film sheds light on one of the most fascinating, yet almost forgotten, figures in Philippine History.

 

About the Director

Gil Portes is an acclaimed film director and writer with numerous awards and nominations from various film festivals. His film, Mga Munting Tinig (Small Voices), won Best Direction in the Gawad Urian Awards and FAMAS Awards in 2003. It was also nominated for different film festivals including the Bangkok International Film Festival and Palm Beach  International Film Festival. 

 

Among his other works include Andrea, Paano ba ng Maging Isang Ina? (1990), Saranggola (1999), and Two Funerals (2010), most with nominations and awards.

 

Review

“The film prompted me to ask why it is the defenseless simple folk that usually bear the first blows of state violence during major turning points in our nation’s history.” — Randy David, Inquirer

 

Trailer

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