Amanda Bartolome (Vilma Santos) is a woman trying to track down and understand the true meaning of being a woman in the middle of the complex situation of the country in the 70s under martial law. He was acting as a mother (five children purely male) and wife according to the dictates of society and of his wife, Julian (Christopher de Leon). Although traditional, existing families Bartolome freedom of expression so their children grow conscious awareness of what happens in society. Therefore joined their leftist movement was born Jules (Piolo Pascual), also became a poet and writer with Emman (Marvin Agustin), and inclined to rock n roll music with Jason (Danilo Barrios). So with (Carlos Agassi) also being freely entered the U.S. Navy although it contrary to the belief of the brothers. Bartolome family remained stable despite the many trying times. It also tested the stability of marriage by Amanda and Julian, where Amanda has wanted to track the self as a woman, far from the dictates of society and the wife.
The Dekada ’70 is an excellent movie adaptation of this novel with the same title. Maintained the soul of the novel the film beyond the limits of film as an audio-visual medium. Perhaps, helped a lot having only one writer. Well become the trend of movies like this novel split in the year of the 70s. Great rendition of the main characters (except Carlos Agassi) which gave breath to the characters then read only. Returned film in the 70s pictures of the scene shows its demonstrations, protests and rallies that really happened during that time. The music and sounds are often illustrious fit and would be transmitted to the emotions of the movie. Design became weak only pamproduksiyon movie was not scrupulous in make-up, and costumes of the staff were not always fit in time. — www.cbcpworld.com