top of page

Community Outreach

Public·5 members

Dekada 70 Full Movie 25

Dekada 70: A Film Review

Dekada 70 is a 2002 Filipino historical drama film directed by Chito S. Roño and based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Lualhati Bautista. Set in the Philippines during the period of martial law under Ferdinand Marcos, the film follows the struggles of the middle-class Bartolome family. It stars Vilma Santos and Christopher De Leon as parents raising five sons amidst the tense political background. Their sons are played by Piolo Pascual, Carlos Agassi, Marvin Agustin, Danilo Barrios, and John Wayne Sace.


The film is now restored in high-definition by the ABS-CBN Film Archives and Central Digital Lab. It is available for streaming on [YouTube] and [Google Play].

Plot Summary

The film spans a decade from 1970 to 1980, showing how the Bartolome family copes with the changes brought by martial law. Amanda (Santos) is a traditional housewife who devotes her life to her husband Julian (De Leon) and their five sons. Julian is a successful engineer who works for a multinational company and supports Marcos' regime. Their sons have different personalities and aspirations, reflecting the diverse views and movements of the Filipino youth during that era.

The eldest son, Jules (Pascual), is a radical activist who joins the underground communist movement. He often clashes with his father over their political differences and eventually leaves home to join the rebels in the mountains. The second son, Gani (Agassi), is a US Navy officer who marries a Vietnamese woman and settles in America. He represents the pro-American sentiment of some Filipinos who see the US as their ally and protector. The third son, Eman (Agustin), is a poet and writer who expresses his dissent through his art. He becomes involved with a theater group that stages anti-Marcos plays and later joins the urban guerrillas. The fourth son, Jason (Barrios), is a high school student who gets caught up in a student protest that turns violent. He is arrested and tortured by the military, leaving him traumatized and scarred. The youngest son, Bingo (Sace), is a carefree boy who grows up witnessing the turmoil and chaos around him. He represents the innocence and hope of the future generation.

As the years pass by, Amanda gradually realizes that her role as a mother and wife is not enough to fulfill her as a person. She begins to question her own beliefs and values, as well as her husband's loyalty and authority. She also develops a friendship with Evelyn (Ana Capri), a progressive woman who introduces her to feminism and human rights advocacy. Amanda eventually finds her voice and courage to stand up for herself and her family, especially when Julian is implicated in a corruption scandal and their sons face danger and death.

Critical Analysis

Dekada 70 is a powerful and poignant film that depicts the impact of martial law on ordinary Filipino families. It shows how political repression and violence affect not only the individual but also the collective psyche of a nation. It also explores the themes of identity, freedom, justice, and resistance, as well as the role of women in society.

The film boasts of an excellent cast that delivers convincing and compelling performances. Santos shines as Amanda, portraying her transformation from a submissive wife to an empowered woman with nuance and grace. De Leon also gives a complex portrayal of Julian, a man torn between his duty to his family and his allegiance to his government. The actors who play their sons also show their range and versatility, especially Pascual, Agustin, and Barrios, who portray their characters' passion, pain, and struggle with authenticity.

The film also features stunning cinematography by Neil Daza, who captures the mood and atmosphere of each decade with vivid colors and contrasts. The production design by Rodell Cruz also recreates the look and feel of the 70s with attention to detail and accuracy. The musical score by Nonong Buencamino also enhances the emotional impact of each scene with its haunting melodies and lyrics.


Dekada 70 is a masterpiece of Philippine cinema that deserves to be seen by every Filipino who wants to understand their history and culture. It is not only a film about martial law but also a film about family, love, and humanity. It is a film that challenges us to reflect on our past, present, and future, and to act on our convictions and principles. It is a film that reminds us that we are not powerless, that we have a voice, and that we can make a difference.


  • : Dekada '70 (2002) by Chito S. Roño : Chito S. Roño : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

  • : Dekada '70 FULL MOVIE Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon - YouTube

  • : Dekada '70 - Movies on Google Play


Welcome to the group! You can connect with other members, ge...


  • Od Pud
    Od Pud
  • Leo Richardson
    Leo Richardson
  • Michael Moody
    Michael Moody
  • Adam Ignatov
    Adam Ignatov
bottom of page