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Lino Brocka

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Lino Brocka was the best known filmmaker in the Philippines. During his 20 year career, Brocka made at least 50 movies; many of which were notable for their political content -- some of which called for violence. Though he made many commercial films, they were just the springboard for the political, more personal films that were dear to him. His first phase was spent establishing himself. He began his career as a script supervisor on Eddie Romero's productions. Brocka made his directorial debut in 1970 with Wanted: Perfect Mother. He then began working with Lea Productions where he came out with eight more commercial films before deciding to make films independently. He then withdrew from filmmaking for about two years. In 1974 he made his return with his own production company, CineManila where he created his most powerful films such as Maynila, sa mga kuko ng liwanag, a strongly critical film that chronicles a young man's realization that his own problems reflect the problems of his country. Brocka's name earned international recognition during the 1978 Cannes Film Festival with his passionate story Insiang. He made many films at CineManila, but in 1976, the company went bankrupt and Brocka resumed making commercial films with the occasional independent film thrown in when he could swing it.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chain of Love (Cadena de amor)
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Wanted: Perfect Mother
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Miguelito
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet All Be Damned
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Fight for Us
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Macho Dancer
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim (Bayan Ko: My Own Country)
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet White Slavery
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Strangers in Paradise
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Cain & Abel
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Dalaga si misis, binata si mister
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Bona
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Angela Markado
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Ina, Kapatid, Anak
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Ang Tatay Kong Nanay
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Insiang
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Insiang
  • Director
1976
100% Manila In The Claws Of Light (Maynila: Sa mga kuko ng liwanag)
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (You Are Weighed in the Balance But Are Found Wanting)
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Ye Have Been Weighed In The Balance And Found Wanting
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Three, Two, One (Tatlo, dalawa, isa)
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet 3, 2, 1 (Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa)
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Cherry Blossoms
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Stardoom
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Santiago!
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Dipped in Gold (Tubog Sa Ginto)
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Ina ka ng anak mo
  • Director

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