KAKABAKABA KA BA? was a comeback film of sort for LVN after being inactive for several years. This satirical comedy-musical focuses on two pairs of lovers who get caught in the crossfire between dope-trading Japanese a...展开nd Chinese agents.
Undoubtedly, one of the finest Filipino comedy films ever made, KAKABAKABA KA BA? is refreshing, literate, and very engrossing. It says more about our society than many of the so-called important films of recent vintage. In fact, it "was considered by critics as one of the landmark films of the 1980's in its absurd, comical, and irreverent treatment of an otherwise serious theme about foreign control of the Philippine economy… had to hurdle the censors, who originally sought to ban the film for its alleged racist attacks against the Japanese and the Chinese." [CCP Encyclopedia: Film]
This clever satire with appropriate music, handsome production, and superb performances won the URIAN Awards for Best Director, Supporting Actor (Delgado), Editing, Music, and Sound.