3rd World Hero (2000)

Two filmmakers try to create a film venturing on the life of Jose Rizal. Before they do that, they try to investigate on the heroism of the Philippine national hero. Of particular focus is his supposed retraction of his views against the Roman Catholic Church during the Spanish regime in the Philippines which he expressed primarily through his two novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The investigation was done mainly by "interviewing" key individuals in the life of Rizal such as his mother Teodora Alonso, his siblings Paciano, Trinidad, and Narcisa, his love interest and supposed wife Josephine Bracken, and the Jesuit priest who supposedly witnessed Rizal's retraction, Fr. Balaguer. Eventually, the two filmmakers would end up "interviewing" Rizal himself to get to the bottom of the issue.

Directing:
  • Mike de Leon

Writing:
  • Clodualdo del Mundo Jr.
  • Mike de Leon

Stars:
Release Date: 2000-02-16
themoviedb icon 8.3/10
  • Country: PH
  • Runtime: 93
Ricky Davao
Ricky Davao
Filmmaker 1
Lui Manansala
Lui Manansala
Maria
Daria Ramirez
Daria Ramirez
Doña Teodora
Joel Torre
Joel Torre
Jose Rizal
Cris Villanueva
Cris Villanue...
Filmmaker 2
Rio Locsin
Rio Locsin
Trining
Cherry Pie Picache
Cherry Pie Pi...
Narcisa
Joonee Gamboa
Joonee Gamboa
Paciano
Jay Españo
Jay Españo
Pio Valenzuela
Jon Achaval
Jon Achaval
Church Archivist
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