# Actors: Maricel Soriano; Ara Mina; Kris Aquino; Eddie Garcia; Boots Anson Roa; Gina Alajar; Eric Quizon; Amy Austria; Tirso Cruz III; Jay Manalo; Cogie Domingo; Maxene Magalona Richard Gomez
# Directors: Joel Lamangan
# Format: NTSC
# Region: All
# Number of discs: 1
# Studio: Regal Entertainment, Inc.
# DVD Release Date: March 3, 2003
# Run Time: 134 minutes
This sweeping tale of a Chinese-Filipino family's search for identity and place in Philippine history won praise from critics -- and also spawned two sequels. During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, a young Chinese trader, Fong Muan, marries the pretty Filipina Elisa. But life for their two children -- and their children's children -- who are raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic traditions, proves to be anything but normal.