JOSÉ RIZAL (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998)

Tedious, superficial biography of José Rizal Mercado y Alonso, the national hero of the Republic of Philippines whose novels about Spanish injustice, show trial and execution by Spain for political agitation (though he advocated education, not violence) inspired revolution and the achievement of independence. Rizal was, principally, a medical doctor. Apart from flashbacks, most of […]