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The Seventies (2002)

Dekada '70 (original title)
A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.


Chito S. Roño


Lualhati Bautista (story and screenplay), Lualhati Bautista (novel)
16 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vilma Santos ... Amanda
Christopher De Leon ... Julian
Piolo Pascual ... Jules
Marvin Agustin ... Eman
Carlos Agassi ... Gani
Danilo Barrios Danilo Barrios ... Jason
Ana Capri ... Mara
Dimples Romana ... Evelyn
John Wayne Sace ... Bingo (as John W. Sace)
Jhong Hilario ... Willy
Tirso Cruz III ... Evelyn's Dad
Marianne de la Riva Marianne de la Riva ... Evelyn's Mom
Carlo Muñoz Carlo Muñoz ... Rene
Kris Aquino ... Student Leader
Orestes Ojeda Orestes Ojeda ... Dr. Rodrigo


A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.

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Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

28 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 70's See more »

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Production Co:

Star Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (in selected theatres)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Production started as early 2001, but was shelved for unstated reason. It was revived in 2002 when it passed as one of Metro Manila film festival entries. See more »

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Dekada '70 is an inspirational film I will never forget.
23 October 2006 | by nicole_alqSee all my reviews

Dekada '70 is one of the most exceptional Filipino films I have seen. The film had depth and was very meticulously created. Owing to the fact that it was based on a novel, the plot of the film was very coherent. Unlike other Filipino films Dekada '70 gave justice to the Philippine Film Industry. Among the typical films that have been sprouting in this generation Dekada '70 left its mark. The quality of the film was astounding. Through the set designs, costumes, and make-up, I was able to get a realistic glimpse of how things looked like in the 70's. Even very minor details were given much attention to make everything look and feel as part of the 70's. I feel that it is very important to stage or film relevant events that are part of our History as a Filipino people. By doing so a wider number of people is reached and awareness on historical events increase. In a phase of apathy and hopelessness, movies like Dekada '70 reminds us that all is not lost for the Philippines is always worth fighting for.

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