Bente (2009)

Bente (2009)

A back to back treatment of a malaise which has shocked Philippine society for the past so many years: the mysterious killings and disappearances of filipino journalists and activists. The film focuses on the 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 a former military man, now their would be assassin. This killer’s unexpected obsession with his wife leads to a climax of murder and mayhem.
Director: Mel Chionglo Writer: Ricardo Lee (story and screenplay) Stars: Richard Gomez, Jinggoy Estrada, Snooky Serna

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