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Bente (2009)

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Starring: Iza Calzado, Jinggoy Estrada, Richard Gomez
Directed by: Mel Chionglo
Genre: Drama
Language: Filipino
Rating: Unrated Unrated
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Synopsis

A back to back treatment of a malaise which has shocked Philippine society for the past so many years: the mysterious disappearances and killings of Filipino journalists and activities.

The film focuses on a hard-hitting radio commentator and his conflict with a former classmate who is a suburban town mayor. The radioman’s story runs parallel to the tale of a student-activist on the run with his activist-girlfriend.

These parallel stories are interwoven with a third story, that of the former military man, now their would-be assassin. This killer’s unexpected obsession with his wife leads to a climax of murder and mayhem.

In a previous article published in PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), scriptwriter-turned-novelist Mr. Ricky Lee explained the reason why the film was titled Bente. “Kasi kung minsan sa lipunan, ang buhay ng tao nagiging bente e. Bente pesos na lang ang nagiging buhay ng tao. Thriller siya so mabilis yung pacing.”

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