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Mike De Leon - Batch '81



Philippines (1982) / 108’
language Tagalog
cast Mark Gil, Sandy Andolong, Ward Luarca, Noel Trinidad, Ricky Sandico, Jimmy Javier, Rod Leido, Bing Pimentel, Criselda Cecilio, Mike Arvisu, Vic Lima
screenplay Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., Raquel Villavicencio, Mike de Leon
cinematographer Rody Lacap
editor Jess Navarro
production designer Cesar Hernando
music Lorrie Illustre
sound Ramon Rayes
restoration curated by Asian Film Archive
film laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata, MVP Pictures

 

SYNOPSIS

Seven neophytes undergo torturous hazing rituals to be accepted into Alpha Kappa Omega, the ‘best fraternity’ on their university campus. Their brotherhood is put to the ultimate test when conflicts arise with a rival fraternity.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I am both happy and troubled that a film like Batch ’81 still resonates today in my country. It tackles the fascist mindset as well as strongman rule, both of which have come back to us. (2017)

Production

PRODUCTION: Asian Film Archive
Level 4 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street
188064 Singapore – Singapore
Tel. +65 6777 3243
teepao@asianfilmarchive.org

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: MVP Pictures (Marichu P. Maceda)

RESTORATION BY: Asian Film Archive

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