Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Great Scenes # 32: Kakabakaba Ka Ba? (Does Your Heart Beat Faster?) (1980)


Directed by Mike de Leon

It's June 12th and it's actually Independence Day in the Philippines, my home country. What better way to celebrate it than to write about one of my favorite all-time Filipino films, the wildly inventive musical-comedy from visionary director Mike de Leon, Kakabakaba Ka Ba? The film is basically about four friends who pretty much go through a weird, musical journey after a double date. It culminates in this scene involving a Japanese takeover of the Philippines via brain-washing through laced communion wafers. Crazy? Yes. Awesome? You betcha. I apologize for the lack of subtitles. I hope a proper DVD release will be in order for this Filipino classic.

8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Never even heard of it but I'll take your word for it until I ever get to see it!

Mark said...

That does sound rather crazy indeed. I didn't know you were Filipino either. I do have a love of Korean and Japanese and even Chinese movies but I've never tried Filipino.

YeamieWaffles said...

This film does sound crazy man but I think I like the scene, it's interesting to say the very least.

G said...

crazy film...
I read about Filipino independence today...congratulations

Gyen Ming Angel said...

Ahah, this film sounds really rather odd, how on earth did a double date end up turning into the Japanese invading? I guess I'll have to watch it

Bersercules said...

Will you be doing the subtitles?

DWei said...

Oh wow. It looks absolutely crazy. :P

DWei said...

Oh wow. It looks absolutely crazy. :P