Salome (1981)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Philippines  |  
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Using the springboard of a true story, scriptwriter Ricardo Lee has fashioned three versions of a murder based on the accounts of the supposed killer, a woman named Salome (Gina Alajar). In her first account, she is seen running away from the crime holding a bloody knife in her hands, and tells the police she has killed the victim Jimmy because he tried to rape her - a married woman (apparently compounding the offense since it is also against the husband). In the next version, she tells her defense attorney she had to kill her lover because he would not break off with her. In spite of all the circumstantial evidence, Salome is never convicted - and her husband then tells a third version of the murder to the town fool, Macario. Soon both Salome and her husband are forced out of town, putting them in desperate straits because they have no one to turn to and nowhere to go for shelter.

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criminal, evidence, murder, rape