Heneral Rizal recounts the story of Philippine's national hero’s elder brother, Paciano. History books and other references have regarded Paciano as the ever-supportive brother of Jose Rizal; but unbeknownst to many, he was a General who had close relations with revolutionist leaders, Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Jacinto, coordinating various military operations. His bravery was greatly exhibited when he led the forces that liberated Calamba. In this highly-charged and deeply-emotional monologue, Heneral Rizal chronicles the Philippine revolution in the lens of the noble General.
In his last hours, Paciano, played with vigor by Nanding Josef, reflects on the painful trajectory of the revolution and its tragic aftermath, and raises unresolved issues with this beloved younger brother. This monologue sheds a whole new light on our understanding of Filipino nationalism and what it really means to be a Filipino.
Starring Nanding Josef
Special Participation of Juan Lorenzo Marco
Assistant Director Antonette Go
Cinematography by Dexter Dela Peña
Editing by Chuck Gutierrez
VFX by Jaye Jacinto
Sound by Andrea Teresa T. Idioma
Music by Emerzon Texon
Creative Producer Baby Ruth Villarama
English Subtitles by JV Ibesate
Production Managers Joan Abubo and Jo Ann Requiestas
Written by Floro Quibuyen
Directed by Chuck Gutierrez