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Directed by Joel Lamangan
Produced by Vic del Rosario
Written by Mel Mendoza
Starring Sharon Cuneta
Judy Ann Santos
Christopher de Leon
Dingdong Dantes
Music by Jesse Lasaten
Cinematography Leslie Garchitorena
Editing by Tara Illenberger
Distributed by Viva Films
Release date(s) 2002
Running time 112 minutes
Language Filipino
Official website

Magkapatid is a movie about how two sister tackles their relationship from being the best to being the worst after being struck by misfortune. Starring Sharon Cuneta and Judy Ann Santos as the sisters, the movie shows how people deal with grief and how they accept it. It is directed by Joel Lamangan and was released in 2002 under Viva Films.



Liza was married at an early age, with a jobless husband, Mike, their family survives through the support of what her sister gives her. Cita, Liza's sister, is a well renowned doctor who has everything, so giving support to her sister and her family is nothing for her, she even bought them a house across theirs so that their families could spend the years with each other.

Liza and Mike has two kids, Marco and Miguel while Cita and her husband Bobby has one named Justin. Tragedy struck when Cita's only son Justin and Liza's son Marco drowned on a trip. Cita blamed Liza for the accident because she failed to keep her word of taking care of her son. Not knowing how to deal with the accident, Cita's life slowly fell apart; her husband left her and her relationship with her sister only worsened.

Liza, with a broken relationship with their family supporter, struggles on how to keep her family alive. Eventually her son got sick and in order to keep her son alive, she agreed with the deal to let her sister keep his son in exchange for the one Cita lost.

In the end, the sisters reconciled and resolved the past that pushed them apart of each other.


Actor Character
Sharon Cuneta Cita
Judy Ann Santos Lisa
Christopher De Leon Bobby
Dingdong Dantes Mike
Gigette Reyes
Gilleth Sandico
Oliver Sangalang Justina
Cyrus Valdez
Rosemarie Gil


Year Film Festival Award Recipient
2003 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Sharon Cuneta (Nominee)
2003 FAMAS Awards Best Editing Tara Illenberger (Nominee)
2003 Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Judy Ann Santos (Nominee)


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