The Fatima Buen Story
Althought The Fatima Buen Story could have been just another glorified biographical film about criminals and their larger than life exploits,director Mario O'Hara does a splendid job of fusing the popular action drama with an equally popular source of Filipino entertainment-tabloid sensationalism.
Based on the true-to-life story of Fatima Buen, the film tells the story of a convicted woman felon who falls prey to the preserve corruption of the big city.
The film gives us a glimpse of what is inside Fatima Buen as she tries to recover from the tumultous path brought about by her sorry past.
Portrayed by Kris Aquino, the popular and ever controversial daughter of former President Corazon Aquino, Fatima Buen 's life is plauged by a never-ending cycle of love and revenge.
She is courted by the lesbian Batman, and is given a difficult time by the jail warden.
Her luck with men isn't all that cheerful either.
Though Baron falls madly in love with her, she is tormented by Kintanar, the corrupt policemen.
Will she be able to escape her wretched fate?
Or are mercy and desperation enough to justify one of the most controversial murders of her time?
The Fatima Buen Story is one of the most challenging roles in Kris Aquino's career.
Supported by a cast of veterans actors like Janice de Belen (as Batman), Perla Bautista (Fatima's mother), Gina Pareņo (the warden), John Regala (Baron), Zoren Legaspi (Kintanar), many were pleasantly surprised that she was able to carry out a credible performance in this intriguing film.
Directed by Mario O'Hara
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