All Be Damned (Hamakin Lahat) tells the story of two completely different couples whose nostalgia for their past weaves for them in the present a web of deceit and conspiracy. A poor and struggling couple, Renato’s (Gabby Conception) and Teresa’s (Snooky Serna) marriage and love are challenged by a series of unfortunate events – from miscarriages, eviction from their apartment, and the failure of their business. Lucinda (Vilma Santos) and Gerald (Eric Quizon), on the other hand, gave up everything, including their love and respect for one another, just to wield the power and riches they now share.
Lucinda decides to help her cousin Teresa and her ex-boyfriend Renato get up on their feet. However, her intentions are not noble. Until now, she has not learned to love anyone but Renato whom she left in order to pursue her personal ambitions. Gerald, on the other hand, falls for the sweet and naive Teresa. Seperately, Gerald and Lucinda abuse Renato’s and Teresa’s vulnerabilities and find means of conducting extramarital affairs with them. While Gerald’s affair with Teresa is momentary, Lucinda becomes obssessed with Renato and plots a scheming and vicious plan to get him back.
Unfortunately, Renato’s love for Teresa is steadfast. Realizing this, Lucinda searches for the kindness in her and does everything she can to bring Renato’s life back. For a woman who would do anything just to get her way, will she succeed this time? —Cinefilipino.com
Lino Brocka was born in Pilar, Sorsogon. He directed his first film, Wanted: Perfect Mother, based on The Sound of Music and a local comic serial, in 1970. It won an award for best screenplay at the 1970 Manila Film Festival. Later that year he also won the Citizen’s Council for Mass Media’s best-director award for the film Santiago!.
In 1974 Brocka directed Weighed But Found Wanting, which told the story of a teenager growing up in a small town amid its petty and gross injustices. It was a box-office hit, and earned Brocka another best-director award, this time from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS).
The following year he directed The Claws of Light, which is considered by many critics to be the greatest Philippine film ever made – including British film critic and historian Derek Malcolm 1. The film tells the allegorical tale of a young provincial named Julio Madiaga who goes to Manila looking for his lost love, Ligaya Paraiso. The episodic plot… read more