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Monday, November 23, 2009


A small plane carrying a large sum of money crashed right in the middle of a poor village. The tragic event resulted into a series of human conflicts as villagers and the authorities were in the hunt for the missing money. Three friends, Ponsoy (Tony Santos Sr.), Mesiong (Johnny Delgado) and Jamin (Ronnie Lazaro) were able to recover the money and decided to hide it until the tension cools off. Their families were all excited of the fortunes they got and at last their dreams and ambitions will soon be realized and fulfilled. But not for long--- greed creeps as Castro (Lito Anzures), a resident who happened to be on the crash site was suspicious of the three. He divulged the information to the corrupt mayor and both devised a wicked plan.

A very memorable and noteworthy performances by the whole cast led by Tony Santos Sr. and Johnny Delgado.

The movie won the Gawad Urian award for Best Cinematography (Rody Lacap) and Best Production Design (Rodell Cruz and Don Escudero).

Read: Ang Misteryo sa Likod ng Tuwa,
a movie review by Jojo DeVera

"Misteryo sa Tuwa" (1984)- Stars Tony Santos Sr., Johnny Delgado, Ronnie Lazaro, Alicia Alonzo, Lito Anzures, Amable Quiambao, Maia Montes/ Directed by Abbo Q. dela Cruz

The three friends were in a very precarious dilemma and tried to discuss their next move--- watch the exciting film clip

Courtesy of Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP)

1 comment:

Rodolfo Samonte said...

Thanks for the tribute on Johnny Delgado. However, he's really unfamiliar to me, I don't think I've seen any of his movies. Also just curious, why aren't you doing a tribute on Bernard Bonnin who also just passed on?


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