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Batch ’81
4
Batch ’81
Screening
30 August, Thursday - 8:00 PM
Venue
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

University student Sid Lucero dreams of joining the Alpha Kappa Omega fraternity – known for its brutal initiation rites. After being accepted, he bears witness to escalating acts of violence, obscenity and degradation perpetrated by the fraternity’s seniors. Their brotherhood is put to the ultimate test when conflicts arise with a rival fraternity.

Hailed as one of the greatest Filipino films of all time, Batch ’81 is an unflinching study of the sadomasochistic tradition of a college fraternity and a metaphor for the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos.

Director
Mike de Leon
Year of Release
1982
Subject
Drama
Language
Tagalog with English Subtitles
Runtime
108 mins
Rating
NC16
Advisory
Some Violence and Coarse Language