Scorpio Nights

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Scorpio Nights
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Directed by Peque Gallaga
Produced by Lily Monteverde
Written by Rosauro Dela Cruz
Starring Anna Marie Gutierrez
Daniel Fernandez
Music by Jaime Fabregas
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Editing by Jess Navaro
Distributed by Regal Films
Release date(s) 1985
Running time 126 minutes
Language Filipino
Official website


Scorpio Nights is a film released in 1985 and is directed by renowned director Peque Gallaga. It is about a love triangle between a young man with a married woman who first got tangled because of their uncontrolled urge to make love. The release of the film became very controversial but played a key role in defining the Filipino erotic films during its decade.


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Synopsis

The film happened in a shabby apartment where a student resides just above the room of a security guard and his wife. Everyday the husband goes home, eats his dinner, washes the dishes, goes straight to bed and makes love with his wife. The student plays peeping tom to the two and every night looks through a hole in his floorboard. Not able to control his urges, he goes to the room of the wife where he does the same things that the girl's husband does to her with no resistance. The two does the act repeatedly until they fall in love with each other. The security guard husband finds out that his wife is cheating on her until one day he walks in on them while having sex and shoots both. He then shoots himself after.

The film is considered one of the most controversial and important films during its time. Not only is the movie provocative but it is also commended for its social relevance. It portrayed the chaotic economy of that year when Ninoy Aquino's assassination is still much talked about and the Marcos regime is crumbling.

Cast

  • Anna Marie Gutierrez
  • Daniel Fernando
  • Amanda Amores
  • Mike Austria
  • Eugene Enriquez
  • Orestes Ojeda

Awards

Year Result Award Category/Recipient
1986 Won Gawad Urian Awards Best Cinematography (Ely Cruz)
1986 Won Gawad Urian Awards Best Music (Jaime Fabregas)
1986 Nominated Gawad Urian Awards Best Editing (Jess Navarro)
1986 Nominated Gawad Urian Awards Best Production Design (Don Escudero)
1986 Nominated Gawad Urian Awards Best Sound (Rudy Baldovino)
-- Won Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Best Cinematography
-- Won Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Sound
-- Won Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Best Sound
-- Won Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Production Design
-- Won Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Music
-- Won Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Best Music
-- Nominated Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Screenplay (PMPC)
-- Nominated Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Cinematography
-- Nominated Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Editing
-- Nominated Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Best Editing
-- Nominated Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) Production Design
-- Nominated Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Actor and Best New Actor (Daniel Fernando)
-- Nominated Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Best Supporting Actor (Eugene Enriquez)


Reviews

"The Filipino audiences of 1985 recognized themselves onscreen and swooned; audiences today still swoon--they know a doomed act of defiance when they see one. Scorpio Nights represents a high-water mark in the Filipino sex film; all others, including the film's own sequel, seem like a collection of limp sausages in comparison."

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