THE MOST FAMOUS FIGHT BETWEEN ENEMIES BROTHERS REVISITED BY LINO BROCKA ( MANILA , INSIANG )
Madame Pina reigns with an iron fist over the family farm, managed on a daily basis by her eldest son Lorenz. Scorned by his mother since his earliest childhood, the latter lives in the shadow of his younger brother, Ellis, who has gone to study in Manila. When he arrives with his fiancée who has come from the city, demanding to take over the management of the farm, the family's destiny will turn into horror and fratricidal war...
A dazzling transposition of the biblical myth in the Philippines of the 1980s, Cain and Abel tells the story of a family torn apart by love and hate and explores with modernity the eternal struggle between good and evil. In this work with multiple facets and interpretations, a thinly veiled allegory of the terrible dictatorship of Marcos, Lino Brocka has his eye both on the side of melodrama, trending East of Eden , and on the side of action film like The Straw Dogs . A new masterpiece from the enfant terrible of Filipino cinema, to be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its new 2K restoration!
CAIN AND ABEL by Lino Brocka (1982 - Colors - 111 mn) Master 2K Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
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. "CAIN AND ABEL": A RECOGNITION (12 mn) “The deep dispute between Lorenz and Ellis recalls the ideological fight between the defenders of the fascist regime of Marcos and its young and courageous political opponents. An essay by José B. Capino, author and professor at the University of Illinois.
.INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER DE LEON (16 mins) A child of the ball accustomed to the roles of young firsts, actor Christopher De Leon changed his stature thanks to Lino Brocka and his Cain and Abel , this dramatic action film which, according to him, admirably reflects the Filipino identity of the time.
.INTERVIEW WITH CARMI MARTIN (13 mins) Young protege of Lino Brocka who began her career in comedy, actress Carmi Martin fondly recalls her memories with the director and looks back on her roles as strong women at a time when machismo and censorship were still very present.
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.85 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 111 mn
DVD 9 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 107 mins