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Imelda (2003)

A "beyond the shoes" documentary on the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.

Director:

Ramona S. Diaz
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Imelda Marcos ... Herself
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ... Himself
Imee Marcos Imee Marcos ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Bosworth Stephen Bosworth ... Himself
Phil Bronstein Phil Bronstein ... Himself
Behn Cervantes Behn Cervantes ... Himself
Rudolfo Cuenca Rudolfo Cuenca ... Himself
Josie Vergel de Dios Josie Vergel de Dios ... Herself
Conrado de Quiros Conrado de Quiros ... Himself
Katherine Ellison Katherine Ellison ... Herself
Christian Espiritu Christian Espiritu ... Himself
Richard Holbrooke ... Himself
Eva Estrada Kalaw Eva Estrada Kalaw ... Herself
Jose F. Lacaba Jose F. Lacaba ... Himself (as Pete Lacaba)
Letty Locsin Letty Locsin ... Herself
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A "beyond the shoes" documentary on the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.

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Taglines:

Power, Myth, Illusion


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | English | Tagalog

Release Date:

12 September 2009 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,077, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$200,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,992
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CineDiaz See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Initially, Imelda Marcos opposed the public showing of this film in the Philippines and even got a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from a local court stopping it's public showing. Eventually she allowed the showing of the film on the condition the director dropped the word "Documentary" from the film. See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by George Hamilton
Courtesy of EMI, April Music, and Aldi Music
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Delusional...
21 June 2004 | by lornadoom78See all my reviews

First, this was an excellent documentary. I knew absolutely nothing about Pilipino history ( yes, ignorant American that I am) and walked away interested in learning more. You are presented with a brief history though, with unanswered questions, which helps you focus more on the subject, Imelda. Second, Imelda Marcos is absolutely nuts. Call it schizophrenia, delusional disorder or narcissistic personality. She embodies all three. Not only did she not apologize for being guilty of excessive greed and sloth, she had no clue why she was being accused of these. The writer did a good job of highlighting the crimes the Marcos family has committed over several decades and showed the current influence Imelda holds over contemporary Philipino culture. For a brief past/present glimpse of the Marcos family and their crimes against humanity and extortion, this documentary shows concrete examples. And you get a glimpse firsthand of just how delusional and completely clueless Imelda Marcos is. While her country starves, she accumulates jewelry. Though she is not different than other leaders of 3rd world countries, it shows the American hand in creating the monster that is her ultimate excessive greed, which she refers to as surrounding herself with "beauty". I laughed throughout the entire film at the endless contradictions. Overall, well done and unbiased.


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