Tatlong taong walang Diyos
|Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos|
Official Poster of Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos
|Directed by||Mario O'Hara|
|Produced by||Nora Aunor|
|Written by||Mario O'Hara|
Christopher De Leon
Rafael Roco, Jr.
|Music by||Minda D. Azarcon|
|Editing by||Efren Jarlego
Ike Jarlego Jr
|Running time||118 min|
|Language||Tagalog / Filipino|
The film, set during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines between 1942 and 1944, tells the story of Rosario (Nora Aunor), a young schoolteacher engaged to be married to Crispin (Bembol Roco). Crispin leaves Rosario to fight the Japanese as a guerilla, and in his absence a Japanese-Filipino officer named Masugi (Christopher de Leon) rapes her.
Masugi later returns to Rosario apologizing for his act, bearing gifts of canned food and rice which Rosario at first refuses. Matters are complicated when Rosario's father Mang Andoy (Mario Escudero) is arrested by the Japanese and Rosario reveals to Masugi that she is pregnant. Rosario must make a choice: accept Masugi's proposal to make her his wife (saving her father and ensuring a safe and stable life for her child), or reject him and with him the baby they have conceived together.
- Nora Aunor ... Rosario
- Christopher De Leon ... Masugi
- Rafael Roco, Jr. ... Crispin
- Yolanda Luna ... Sion
- Mario Escudero ... Andoy
- Peque Gallaga ... Francis
- Mario O'Hara - director
- Nora Aunor - producer
- Conrado Baltazar - Cinematographer
- Minda D. Azarcon -Music
- In the end, Mario O’Hara symbolizes man’s fate as helpless creature buffeted by the winds of adversity but still turning to God by a blind man who lights a candle as a procession enters the church to mark the return of normalcy. The tragic fate of Rosario,Crispin and Masugi goes against the grain if traditional “cine Pilipino” which insists on a happy ending. And for this we must thank conscientious craftsmen like Mario O’Hara and Nora Aunor for their concerted effort. “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” is without doubt one of the best films of 1976. - Pio de Castro III The Times Journal, 1976
- I think Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos is the greatest Filipino film ever made. - Noel Vera, film Critic
- What makes Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos a classic is the way O’Hara alters the contours of the moral landscape he sculpts. Yes, one might still take offense at the way he excuses Masugi’s rape by presenting a more insidious and arguably more malicious form of evil, but the manner in which he brings forth these questions on dignity and self-worth is anything but glib. Instead, O’Hara plays with our emotions, toying with our feelings of sympathy, compassion and self-righteousness without ever being sanctimonious, an achievement that to my mind still remains unsurpassed. - Vincenzo Tagle
Awards and Recognition
|1977||FAMAS Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards||Best Actress||Nora Aunor||Won|
|Best Director||Mario O'Hara||Nominated|
|Best Picture||NV Productions||Nominated|
|Gawad Urian Awards (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino)||Best Actress||Nora Aunor||Won|
|Best in Cinematography||Conrado Baltazar||Nominated|
List of Film Festival Competed or Exhibited
- 1981 - Official Selection, Filipino Cinema Panorama, 3rd Festival Des 3 Continents, Nantes, Dec. 1-8
- 1995 - 2nd Asian Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, December 18-19
- 2003 - Philippine Film Festival Fukuoka City, Japan, November 1-16
- 2004 - Asian Cinemas: “Fertile and Diverse,” National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, May 19-26, 2004
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