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Caregiver (2008)

22 Mar

Director: Chito S. Roño
Writers: Jewel C. Castro (story), Chris Martinez (story)
Stars: Sharon Cuneta, John Estrada, Rica Peralejo
Phillipines

Based on real-life stories of Filipino caregivers abroad. Director Roño searched for stories of their lives abroad and personally talked to some who shared their experiences. Roño has friends who work as caregivers; their real-life scenarios were directly depicted in the film. Cuneta stars as Sarah, a mother who left her son in the Philippines and also a teacher who relinquished her profession in lieu of care giving in London, in hopes of augmenting her salary. One of the top-grossing Filipino films of the year.

 

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