Now here is a plot that's somewhat fresh though it may sound like a rehash of The Mistress and No other Woman, Interestingly, the plot opens up to a new world of questions with a dilemma that is not so common bu t not impossible. So the question goes, What if this happened to you, what would you do? You will find out that the answer won’t come easy given the situation complicated with so many factors to consider. The story raises a good question in the end, a question that most of us would never want to address, where there are no culprits and everyone becomes a victim.
During a presscon held recently in Dolce Latte Restaurant in Quezon Avenue last September 14, it was learned that the lead actor, Cesar Montano, waived his talent fee in support Indie films. He jokingly claims to have eaten his meals in Director RD Alba’s house to regain something for his efforts.
“Hindi pa sanay ang Filipino market sa pelikulang may saysay,” claims Montano in reference to commercial blockbuster movies that don’t have much of a story, and only sells because of the celebrities. He adds that he hopes the government would help the industry uplift the masses by producing more informative and inspiring movies,
Alice (Angel Aquino), a working mother and journalist, accepts a special assignment in the island of Kamandao despite her husband Mark’s (Cesar Montano) warnings. True enough, the rebels ambush and kill the reporters when they reach the island. Upon hearing the news of her death, Mark accepts his fate and tries to move on with his only son. Sandra (Mercedes Cabral) moves into town, visit Mark, then together rekindle their past.
Six months later, a woman is found in the rural area by a detective (Ricky Davao) who turns out to be Alice. She is still alive but without any memory of what happened to her after from the ambush. When Mark learns of this news, he is conflicted. He was able to move on but because of his son, he decides to get together with Alice.
Mark and Alice reunite then Alice begins to remember piece by piece of what has happened to her. But because of the trauma and psychological reaction to her violent past, she becomes difficult to live with. Then she learns of her husband’s relationship with Sandra. No one is to blame in this unfortunate situation.
Directed by RD Alba, Biktima also stars Sunshine Cruz and British-born actor, Philip Anthony. Biktima is now showing in theaters starting September 19.
|With Cesar Montano|
|with Phillip Anthony|
|with Director RD Alba|
|with Angel Aquino|
|with Mercedes Cabral|