Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)
starring Sandy Andolong, Cherie Gil, Joel Torre, Liza Lorena and Ronnie Lazaro
Hailed as one of the most important Philippine films in the 1980s, Oro Plata Mata serves as an almost exact portrayal of the continuing collapse of the social order in our country.
The lavish lifestyles of the Ojedas and the Lorenzos are driven to a halt with the fall of Corregidor. They are forced to live in the Negros jungles, but safety isn’t what they will encounter as fellow Filipinos take advantage of the chaos, pitting one against the other.
A microcosm of our country, Peque Gallaga and Joey Reyes carefully recapture the Pinoy every-man-for-himself ideology in times of trouble, unabling one to pick a side between the protagonists and the villains.
An utter revelation in itself.