Elena's Redemption (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Philippines  |  
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This cautionary melodrama from the Phillipine's warns women against trying to escape the safe confines of their rigidly defined "feminine" roles as it tells the tragic tale of Elena, a young woman who is first seen accepting a suitcase full of cash from a sleazy lawyer who promptly beats her up and rapes her to ensure that she keeps the cover-up to herself. Afterward, Elena stumbles home with a terrible case of amnesia. Fortunately, her mother understands her daughter's plight and helps her regain her memory. Elena's story of how she became a surrogate mother for a wealthy family headed by a pushy and ruthless female doctor then unfolds via flashback.

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past, search, abuse, adoption, amnesia, black-market, corruption, rape