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Illusion (2005)

Ilusyon (original title)
Set in Philippine post-American colonialist era, where the American influence was still apparent, Ilusyon tells the story of Miguel, a young man from the countryside, who decides to visit ... See full summary »

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Jon Red (story), Jon Red (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Servo ... Miguel
JC Parker ... Stella (as Jaycee Parker)
Jennifer Lee ... Tess
Ronnie Lazaro ... Pablo
Bella Flores ... Manang Karing
Bituin Escalante Bituin Escalante ... Clara
Archi Adamos ... Francisco (as Archie Adamos)
Bodjie Pascua ... Cow (voice)
Raul Morit ... Raul the Postman
Gary Rada Gary Rada ... Foreman
Boots Anson-Roa ... Doctor (as Boots Anson Roa)
Anita Linda ... Stella's Lola
Tetchie Agbayani ... Miguel's mother Lucretia
Jao Mapa ... Artist
Danny Red Danny Red ... Suitor
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Set in Philippine post-American colonialist era, where the American influence was still apparent, Ilusyon tells the story of Miguel, a young man from the countryside, who decides to visit his father, Pablo, a Modernist painter in Manila. Upon his arrival, he discovers that his father has decided to leave for the province but he opted to stay in Manila for a vacation. One day, he meets Stella, a nude model originally scheduled to pose for Miguel's father. Struck by her beauty, Miguel does the unthinkable - he pretends to be his father the painter. Developing a relationship based on a lie, things turn for the worse as Stella begets a strange skin disease that turns off Miguel. Surrounded by strange characters - a talking cow, a talkative mailman and a nosy landlady - Miguel is driven into a frenzy realization about beauty, lust, love and being true to oneself. An ambiguous ending underlines the surreal tone of the film. Written by Anonymous

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Shot in five days with an approximate budget of only $16,000. See more »

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Kung Ikaw ay Akin
Performed by Pete Cruzado
Written by Buddy Cruzado
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Ilusyon (2005)

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Tagalog

Release Date:

2005 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Illusion See more »

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