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This Is How We Were Before, How Are You Doing Now? (1976)

Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? (original title)
Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.

Director:

Eddie Romero

Writers:

Eddie Romero (screenplay), Roy Iglesias (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher De Leon ... Nicolas 'Kulas' Ocampo
Gloria Diaz ... Matilde 'Diding' Diaz Patron
Eddie Garcia ... Don Tibor
Dranreb Belleza Dranreb Belleza ... Bindoy (as Dranreb)
Leopoldo Salcedo Leopoldo Salcedo ... Fortunato 'Atong' Capili
Rosemarie Gil ... Concordia
Johnny Vicar Johnny Vicar ... Onofre 'Kidlat' Biltao
Tsing Tong Tsai Tsing Tong Tsai ... Lim
E.A. Rocha ... Padre Gil Corcuera
Jaime Fabregas ... Komandante
George Albert Romero George Albert Romero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peque Gallaga ... Spanish Officer
Odette Khan ... Don Tibor's Wife
Laida Lim-Perez Laida Lim-Perez ... Lim's Wife
Teresita Non Teresita Non ... Leonor
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Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.

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Drama | Musical | Romance | War

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Tagalog | Spanish | English

Release Date:

25 December 1976 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

As We Were See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (remastered version)| Mono (original release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Official submission of the Philippines for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 49th Academy Awards in 1977. See more »

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Plot summary
10 October 2006 | by tike1970See all my reviews

A picturesque tale of Kulas, a country bumpkin, whose misadventures symbolize the search for the elusive Filipino identity at a time when Spain was being replaced by the United States as the colonizer after a short-lived period of Philippine independence. A sprawling historical epic, which details the country's struggles in establishing its cultural identity dating from the Revolution against Spain until the Philippine-American War, as seen through the eyes of a provincial young man. Unanimously celebrated by audiences and critics alike, Ganito Kami Noon was chosen as Best Picture of the Year by the Manunuri Pelikulang Pilipino, and was eventually cited as one of top ten films of that impressive decade. In 2002, it was selected as one of the best films of the past 30 years from Pepper Marcelo.


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