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Ver 1898. Los últimos de Filipinas

1898. Los últimos de Filipinas is a movie starring Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, and Álvaro Cervantes. A soldiers trapped inside a church as last refugee. A fight that no one couldn't win. A war that no one wanted to lose.

Genres
Drama, History, War
Director
Salvador Calvo
Starring
Karra Elejalde, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Cervantes, Luis Tosar

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Genres Drama, History, War
Director Salvador Calvo
Writer Alejandro Hernández
Stars Karra Elejalde, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Cervantes, Luis Tosar
Country Spain
Also Known As 1898 - Våre siste menn på Fillippinene, 1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines, 1898: Våra sista män på Filippinerna, 1898: Os Últimos das Filipinas, 1898: Los últimos de Filipinas, 1898: Ξεχασμένοι στις Φιλιππίνες, Os Últimos das Filipinas, Ostatni Hiszpanie na Filipinach
Runtime 1 h 45 min
Audio Português  English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles Português  日本語  Čeština  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Description In 1898, Spain sends a military squad to the town of Baler, Philippines, to protect one of the last colonies of the Spanish Empire, to avoid rebellious natives from recovering its ancient territories. Lead by Captain Enrique de las Morenas and Lieutenant Cerezo, proud military men, the soldiers are stalked by night by the rebels, and are forced to seek refuge in the church run by Fray Carmelo, Baler's priest. Turning the church into a military fort, the unrelenting heat and malaria starts to sweep across the men. After the Captain's death by a disease called beriberi, Cerezo steps in as the new leader of the squad, faced with a constant power struggle with Jimeno, a soldier from the previous squad annihilated by the rebels. Becoming more and more paranoid and obsessive with the victory and the glory of the Spanish Empire, the rebels close to Cerezo explain that Spain has already sold the Philippine Islands to the USA, ceding all the colonies from the Spanish Empire, and that the war is over. But Cerezo does not believe in the newspapers given by the rebels and is still obsessed to win at all cost. He makes a last stand in the church with his men, prolonging the battle to several months where one of the soldiers, Carlos, who falls victim to opium, searches a way to end the conflict, suspecting that all is lost, and wanting to prevent the death of his comrades.

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Thursday, 25 Jun 2020 22:35

From the title of this movie, and the title of the movie itself, I was expecting another of those historical/patriotic movies that are about a bunch of enslaved people of the last century who had to fight for the freedom of their fellow Filipinos, and now they were free and prosperous. However, this is not exactly what this movie is about, and the title itself reveals the more pertinent and relevant thing: "The Philippines: A Contemporary History of the Ethnic Other." Because, this movie is a part of the Filipino "contemporary history." The filmmaker used the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Ryuhei Kitamura (and one of his non-Japanese based movies) to explain how the Filipinos had to deal with their slavery in the era when the United States was their colonial overlords. This movie was made in the 90s, so this film is still relevant, but not the exact same way. In "Memoirs of a Geisha," it was very clear that the Japanese and the Filipinos were both masters of their respective cultures, and that this situation was exactly what they should have taken care of. Because, in this movie, the Filipinos are presented in an unusual way, and in the end they do the exact opposite. It is not clear what the Filipino mindset is. They just do not seem to be fully aware of their slavery and the history that it made. I think, in the end, that the Filipino will view the way the United States treated the Filipinos in the 1930's as not fair. (Because, in the case of the United States, they are not the first to treat the Filipinos as slaves. In fact, this movie is about the worst of the worst.) I am not sure whether this movie is too positive or too negative. I think it is about the kind of attitude that Filipinos have and the Filipinos should develop in their attitudes towards slavery. It is not the most positive movie I have ever seen. But it is still very good and very educational.
Wednesday, 24 Jun 2020 09:20

In the 1930s, the Spanish monarchy, ruled by King Alfonso XIII, also ruled by King Juan Peron (Gael Garcia Bernal), as the colonial rulers of their native Hispaniola, like the American government, were the cause of injustice. The Spanish government wanted to subjugate the indigenous population to preserve their traditional ways and customs, but the native population of Hispaniola resisted, refused to be subjugated and were determined to remain free, independent and sovereign. Their struggle was not only to survive as a separate nation, but to defend the land that their ancestors had been living on for many thousands of years. The King's desire to protect his own people has led to an unequal partnership of his own people and Spanish. Peron's colonial administration also came to the conclusion that the native population was a threat to their property, because they were generally uneducated and incapable of defending themselves. Peron's colonial regime, which included the creation of a plantation system in exchange for servitude, meant that the Spaniards were now ruling over the majority of their subjects, instead of ruling the people. The Spanish became more and more brutal in their rule of the new nations. The indigenous people became victims of this systematic rape, genocide and terror. The people of the new countries were subjugated by the English, who still controlled all the other empires in the Americas. The English also turned the indigenous peoples of the new countries into peasants, prisoners and slaves. Some of the Spaniards used the natives as cannon fodder, either by executing them or forcibly taking them as slaves to work in their plantations. The main character of this film is a young boy, who is kidnapped from the country in which he was born, and taken to Spain as a slave, to be sold into a mine and work for his master, the mining boss Don Jose (Loveday - Pacheco). The young boy manages to escape, run away and seek help from the American Indians. He finds that his father is dead, and they come across his aunt (Hector Javier Galvez) and uncle (Juan Ramon Rojas) who have been forced into slavery, as well as a young brother and sister, who live in a Spanish boarding school. The boy then meets the American Indian, Willy (Alejandro Iñarritu), who is brought to the boarding school by his father, who wants to teach him the land. The child is the only survivor of the boarding school, and helps Willy to escape and to find his people. He then teams up with the American Indians to defeat the Spanish. This is a powerful and realistic movie about the oppression of the native peoples, led by the Spanish. It is more realistic than previous films in this genre. I say this because the director has been very careful not to make it look like a movie that exists in the past, and have them talking and acting the same way that was in the past, rather than the present, or the history in which they are now, because it shows what the history actually was. The film is also very realistic because of the way the youth are dealt with by the institution, and the different ways in which the whites and blacks are treated. This was the case in the 1800s, and this is the case in the 21st century. There are also three
Monday, 01 Jun 2020 15:38

Tears and words of class struggle met a tragic ending. Everyone has a duty to the future, and it is not always so clear who to choose to be the leader in the changing times. This film reflects a step-by-step way of how one would end up in a situation similar to that of Filipinos who lived through the Japanese occupation. The film is largely set in the 1940's in rural areas of Japan during World War II. A rich and cultured nation that was separated from the rest of the world in an attempt to keep them as slaves. This was a cruel period of time where millions of Filipinos were massacred or put in labor camps. There was a class struggle to maintain the peace, with each generation fighting for power, so that there wouldn't be another war. The film covers the final stages of the class struggle that ended in the Japanese surrender. The situation in Japan could have been different if the Japanese had not been there. The film was released in 1996, just after the "Yokai" (machismo) became a defining feature of Japanese culture. This event is illustrated in the film through the experiences of a young Japanese girl and a Japanese boy who is fleeing Japan. The girl ends up staying in Tokyo and falls in love with a boy she meets in the train. There was a popular stereotype that the Japanese youth couldn't really communicate with the white people and could only understand words written in Chinese. They really weren't well connected. The Japanese art and music was viewed as something which can be manipulated. The art and music used in the film is actually based on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore. This ties into a film, "Tokyo sonet", which was shown as part of the History Channel. I have seen the film multiple times and would recommend it.
Monday, 11 May 2020 05:23

This was a brave film, in the sense that it tackled a taboo topic that many people may have been afraid to go into. However, the film fell short of offering anything but a merely visual experience of history. The cinematography was wonderful, but the film did not make me feel as though I was in the same historical period as the characters. The film did have a great historical feel, but it also was never the same historical period that I was shown as being in. I don't feel as though this was a film that the average film-goer would have a nostalgic look at. Perhaps in more expensive production values. The main reason I don't give this film a higher rating is that the main character does not have a voice. He doesn't know what is going on around him, which is what I'm supposed to feel, but it doesn't feel as though that was the case. It's a shame that the film is not as emotionally impactful as it could have been. There are certain scenes that just don't have that good of an impact on me. This could be because I'm not quite sure what the film was trying to convey, or perhaps because I felt as though the historical figures were on their own. There are times when I don't want to think of an historical figure or event, and other times when I do want to think about it, but at times I just want to feel like I'm there. However, at the same time, the film had moments that I would not mind having those moments at that I feel. Those scenes are good, but the other stuff felt like just adding the visual effect of the film to make it feel different. It just didn't really fit, because there were many scenes where it just didn't feel like I was in the same time period that I was in. Overall, The Book of Life is an impressive film that does what it was supposed to do, and is visually spectacular, but it is disappointing that the historical details were often not that good.
Thursday, 07 May 2020 12:59

One of the best anti-fascist/anti-fascist-terrorist movies I've seen, but I believe this movie didn't stand as a real film. It's a very inspiring look at how a Catholic priest can take a life and still be willing to risk his life for his faith, but I'm afraid that it isn't completely accurate. At the time the movie is set, there was a huge wave of terrorism, and many terrorist attacks were committed by the Catholic Church, including the most well-known attacks in Santiago in the early years of the twenty-first century. The bombing of the Radio Marte church was a great example. The bomber, Monis, is actually a member of a Christian extremist group called the Christian Blood Brothers (with the motto "Death to the Father, Mother and the HoIry" and a few other references). Monis is a very friendly and nice guy, and his motive is quite obvious. It was the Catholic Church that inspired him to start taking his own life. We're told many times in the movie that Monis doesn't want to hurt people, but he does it anyway. Monis says, " I wanted to prove my loyalty to the Church." However, he may have had a great admiration for the way the Church worked and he wants to make sure that the Church doesn't get caught in this kind of thing again. If the Catholic Church had followed through with this way of handling terrorism in the early-nineties, maybe they would have been able to prevent this atrocity from happening. Still, there's plenty of good stuff in the movie, and the ending is great. The way that Monis says that it was a great crime that he committed, is a great message of regret and awareness. Another thing that makes the movie great is the acting. The acting in this movie is great, with great performances by the supporting cast. The lead actor, Juan Pajares, was a really great actor. I think he's one of the greatest Latin actors of the modern era, but you can't help thinking that his film career has been limited to television. I think that Pajares is very underrated and, although I don't have much of a love for his acting in the movie, he's amazing. I can't help but notice his wonderful and wonderfully convincing American accent, and I think he's a really great actor. He also was in one of the more famous Spanish films of the 1980s, "Pina Nino," but he also did several movies for foreign audiences. This is a really great movie, and I think that it should be looked at as a very important film, with a lot of good things in it.
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 11:28

I can't claim to know as much about this movie as I want to. I just know that I liked it, and not much more. It is a little slow, and a little long, but there are good performances. The women are beautiful, and that is what counts. The son is good too, although he seems to be a little troubled, but it's not really an issue that I have to deal with in this movie. The scenery is beautiful, and very well shot. I love that camera work. It is very good. I don't think that the title would fit the movie, and I'm not sure if it would fit the story, because the story of course is not centered around women. I don't know what the Director was thinking, but the result is a little disappointing. I also found it to be a little slow, and it is kind of hard to follow the story at times, especially if you have no idea of the time. Also, I think that it has a more adult feel, and that the film could have been edited a little better. I think that this movie would be more interesting to people who grew up during the Filipino War. It shows the whole atmosphere, the way that the Filipino was portrayed, and how the Filipinos did not have much control over themselves, but they had to rely on themselves, because if they did not, they would be doomed. I think that this movie is great. I think that it is one of the best movies that I have seen, but it's not great, and it isn't perfect. There is something wrong with the story and the characters, and they are not great, but there are many other movies that are much better. 7/10
Saturday, 25 Apr 2020 06:36

The Holocaust has come to the Philippines, thanks to "World War II: The First 100 Days". I will try to explain why. I have been in a lot of documentaries, like in "Holy Land, The" or "Killing Jews" but this one is very different. I have never seen a film that can change my perspective of the Holocaust, when it comes to our own personal memory. It is very good and I must admit I had trouble staying awake at some parts. It is one of those films where the key element is the message, not the subjects. It is about the humanity, what it does to the human heart, and how it affects every person who faces it. Not one of those "History is mostly fiction" films where everything is told in a linear and short form. "World War II: The First 100 Days" is telling a story, that the topic is very difficult to talk about. The way the characters relate to each other, what they do, how they suffer and survive is very clear. It is not a perfect film, it is missing a few scenes that are not part of the real story, but it is a good film. It can also be a very hard film to watch because of the brutality, violence, death and people dying, but it can also be very moving. It is made for everyone. I am also happy that a director like Rizal Michael Alcala is behind this, a different kind of directorial career for him, a quiet and elegant one. I believe that it is a very good film, but not only because of the subject, but also because of the way it is done. Rizal makes the film for us, not the film for him.
Sunday, 05 Apr 2020 05:46

Well, the films are hard to understand for the English speakers, the special effects are so bright that it is impossible to read and understand subtitles, and it is so hard to understand that some viewers don't know what is going on. But the film is a great story, and I think that it deserves to be known more, if only for the reasons that it tells the story of the Hispanic people in the United States, it is to tell us about them, and how they lived through the years of the Spanish conquest. And to let us think that they were not treated the same as the whites, and that the Americans may have been ignorant about them, they deserve a better place than they had in the United States, it is not only that it is a good story, it is also a reminder of what is happening in our world, it is to tell that what happened to the world, today, in the United States. But this film does not have a happy ending, it shows us only that when one person got a chance, he acted differently and decided differently. It is really to tell the truth that is important, for this film, because it is the truth that we should keep and tell everyone, and what happened to those people, and to those people who fought in the front, to tell us, for example, that in the end of the war the president didn't did what he was supposed to do to them. The film is also to give us, a reminder of what happened to our children, to our grandchildren. The film is really to tell the truth and not only to tell us the truth, but also to tell us that we must be proud that we have them in our country.
Sunday, 05 Apr 2020 03:23

Saving Filipinos was an intense subject matter for any director, but Pedro Almodovar plays this role with a perfect degree of raw strength. Though I was thinking about the logistical aspects of doing so, I didn't see any story being built up. No past, no future. Just Filipinos, fighting for survival, and against the death march of the Spanish. I didn't see a need for the credits, since the subject matter is so compelling. The film is actually a culmination of various bits of Filipino culture. There is a tremendous love for the Philippines and we see both the good and the bad in the people who live there. There is a lot of information about the history of the Philippines from the times of the Spanish to the present. There is also a portion of the movie that doesn't really focus on the Philippine country, but more on the struggles that the Filipinos were facing at that time. There are so many areas that this film could have went further in but it did what it could and I really think that Almodovar did a great job of showing all that was involved in the events of that time. The only thing that bothered me was that I felt that the film could have gone a bit further in the discovery of the Philippines and the story that took place in the Dutch settlements, which I would have loved to have seen a little more in depth. It was just a small issue, but it is something I would have liked to see expanded on a little more. A strong aspect of this film is the sound. It's beautifully captured and powerful. The sound is one of the best aspects of the film, especially in the scenes of the woman's slaves at the plantation, when they are forced to listen to the music of the slave traders. That is such an incredible effect on the viewer, it's almost worth it to listen to the music and be moved. And of course, there are a lot of great scenes in the film, some very interesting. My only issue with the sound was the background music. The constant background music that we hear is almost painful to listen to. Sometimes it just took me out of the moment, and I thought that this was more than just a simple sound problem. But I think that the music choice was great and really adds to the experience of the film. I just didn't like the way that it was chosen. There are a lot of great scenes in the film, especially in the scenes of the Dutch traders. The music was so powerful that it nearly made me fall asleep. The only other issue I had was that I didn't think that the film had the potential to be much longer. It just felt like it was already long enough. In the end, I really recommend this film, I just think that it could have gone further with a little more work. Overall, this is one of the best films I have seen in 2013. Almodovar's film is very strong and shows his ability to bring out the true strength of his subject matter. I really think that Pedro Almodovar is a good director, but the subject matter is the thing that makes this film so powerful.


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