Sunugin Ang Samar! (1974)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Philippines  |  
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As the Spanish were beginning to lose their grip on the Philippines in the 1890s, Filipinos had a successful revolution and duly elected a government. Unfortunately for them, that did not fit into the plans the Americans had for this former colony at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War. This film takes place during the initial American occupation of the Philippines beginning in 1898. It tells several stories: one concerns a man who immediately kills as many of the American invaders as he can and then runs off to a deserted island. Another story concerns the villagers of Balangiga, who tried cooperating with the Americans at first, and then engaged in a futile and bloody rebel action against them.



war, invasion, killing, occupation [military], revolution