Seklusyon (2016) Movie Script

bless me Father,
for I have sinned.
the first, I wasn't able to pray
on time yesterday.
I wrongfully accused a kid for stealing
from an elderly at the market.
and the third,
I sent my mother a letter telling
her I'd visit, but I wasn't able to.
these are my sins
and I ask for forgiveness.
is there anything else?
No, Father.
you are getting ordained next week.
the strongest of the demon's temptations
are on the last days before priesthood...
that's why we're entering seclusion.
to be away from temptations, I know.
that's right.
but if you bring in an unclean conscience
the walls and ceilings can't do anything to protect you.
it's hard to succeed,
if you cannot accept your sins, Miguel.
I'll ask you again.
is there anything else
you wish to confess?
are you certain that you want this?
I am, Father.
and I offer all of myself to God,
because I know he will guide me in everything I do.
God has forgiven you from your sins.
go and be good servant of the Lord.
thank you, Sir.
the japanese are coming!
god has forsaken us!
we have to hide!
they will take us to hell!
the japanese are coming!
god has forsaken us!
we have to hide!
they will take us to hell!
Town of Ildefonso, Quezon
thank you Lord! praise Anghela!
she is healed!
thank you Anghela for healing us!
are you well now?
thank the Lord!
thank you for answering our prayers.
we're done for this morning.
come back in the afternoon.
follow me, Father.
we're done for now. Anghela needs to rest.
haven't you had enough?
how many times do we have to prove
that Anghela is God's messenger?
Papa, please don't get angry.
I just want to ask you something.
how are you, Anghela?
I'm doing well.
are you happy with what you're doing?
you're not having a hard time?
aren't they hurting you?
heal my son! Please!
ma'am, ma'am!
have mercy!
you should have brought him to the hospital!
go ahead, Anghela!
My son...
thank you... thank you.
somewhere in Luzon
are there people who try to break in here?
this isn't for those who want to break in.
it's for those who want to get out.
seclusion is for seven days.
we get up at six in the morning.
breakfast is at seven.
no loud noises.
no talking.
except when we pray together.
lights off at nine.
do you understand why you're here?
you shouldn't see, hear, smell,
or speak to anyone.
because that's how the Devil's call begins.
and don't dare think this will be easy.
countless deacons have failed their seclusion.
I understand.
so, why are you really here?
to be closer to God.
fasting starts tomorrow.
come out when you're ready.
close the door.
Parish of Saint Peter the Apostle
oh, you've returned.
you're better suited for this than the war.
what do you think of the child?
Anghela is still young.
she doesn't understand
what her parents are making her do.
in other words,
you're not convinced.
I can't help my doubts.
open your mind, Father.
anyone can be called by God to serve Him,
even a young girl like Anghela.
don't let the war weaken your faith in God.
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
bless us, Oh Lord and these your gifts,
which we are about to receive, from your bounty.
through Christ our Lord.
Introduce yourselves now.
you won't be able to speak to each other
starting tomorrow.
I'm Marco, by the way,
from San Antonio.
I'm Carlo.
from San Antonio.
I'm Fabian,
from the town of Teresa.
Miguel. Town of San Jose.
who's there?
who's there?
what are you doing there?
they're dead!
they're dead!
My God...
What a tragedy...
Her eyes are still open...
it's probably about money again.
I don't know,
but the nun is missing.
I'm just worried about the child.
They haven't found Anghela yet.
Dear Lord, I hope she is safe.
where could that child be?
in the name of the father,
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
the angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with you.
blessed art thou amongst all women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners.
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
and the word was made flesh.
and dwelt among us
Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you.
blessed art thou amongst all women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
whatever happens tonight,
remember that it is the work of the Devil.
He will tempt you and test your faith. Be strong.
don't mess with me, Demons!
you made me suffer.
you're worthless.
I'm not crazy.
you're worthless!
you're useless!
Mother, don't.
you disgust me!
you made me suffer!
Stop! mother, no!
you're worthless!
I'm not crazy!
you're worthless!
I'm not crazy!
Anghela's parents were killed.
do you know where Sister Cecila is?
she's here now.
she came as soon as
she found out Anghela was here.
but how do we know we could trust the nun?
don't worry.
Anghela may be in danger.
Bishop, where is Anghela going?
sister Cecilia is taking her to a place
where no one can harm her.
but Sister Cecilia -
Anghela has known Sister Cecilia for a long time.
there's no one else more trustworthy than her.
yes, but you didn't see what I saw -
Calm down, Ricardo! Calm down.
Father, what is the purpose of your investigation?
we don't know Sister Cecilia -
what is the purpose of your investigation?
to find proof on the miracles of Anghela Santa Ana.
So that the Church could be sure
she deserves to be canonized as a living saint.
well then, focus on your investigation.
who told you you could leave me?
Damn you! stupid!
Son of a bitch!
don't you want me anymore?
this can't be right.
you shouldn't be here.
you can read the Bishop's letter again, if you want.
didn't he know
we have deacons doing their seclusion here?
let's go, let's go!
follow me.
all the rooms are taken.
this will have to do.
she's hungry.
there's bread in the kitchen.
go down.
to the left. second door...
just follow me.
I'm not hungry.
don't stare at me like that.
why are you so cranky, grandpa?
I'm not cranky
and I'm not your grandfather.
aren't you old?
I used to be a priest.
I'm not a grandpa.
used to be?
you're not a priest anymore?
do I still look like a priest?
you look like an old man.
what happened wasn't your fault.
what did you say?
are you like this because the Bishop punished you,
despite your sacrifices?
that's enough.
I understand you,
how did you know my name?
the Lord is merciful, Sandoval.
he knows you don't belong here.
your life still has purpose. Just have faith.
I'm lost.
do you know where my room is?
this is it.
I remember now.
sleep well.
be careful with fire next time
so you don't burn yourself.
I'm coming with you.
don't leave me here, please.
I can't take it anymore.
my job here is done.
Finish what you've started.
don't worry. Anghela is here.
she will help you.
Anghela, I thought about what you said last night.
I understand everyting now.
I wish you well.
be good followers of the Lord.
put your faith in Him.
and you'll never be hungry or thirsty.
he is all you need.
I was one of the first people Anghela healed.
you mean,
you witnessed their sudden rise to riches?
back then, they didn't ask for anything in return.
they started charging fees only when the nun came.
Father, to be honest...
I told the mother about the nun,
but she didn't want to listen.
I saw how she'd force the child to heal people,
even when she's tired.
they say she got thrown out of the convent
because she hurts children and even killed one.
would you know what town Sister Cecilia is from?
we just want to ask for some bread and...
Thank you, Lord,
for these blessings you've given us today.
may our gathering be peaceful today
and the coming days.
this is a miracle. who is she?
she is the Lord's messenger.
she's here under the orders of the Bishop,
to save you.
it would be nice if we eat together.
you shouldn't refuse blessings, brother.
this blessing is enough for me.
Convent of the Immaculate Mother, Camariness
heat some water up and bring it here. Hurry.
yes, Mother.
can't you wait?
what is this about?
I just want to ask about this nun
who used to stay here.
get to the point.
I have no time for guessing games.
it's about Sister Cecilia.
I can't help you with anything.
I don't mean to be rude,
but I'm not leaving here until I get some answers.
why are you interested in Sister Cecilia?
because of Anghela Santa Ana.
I don't believe she is safe under the nun's care.
this contains everything you need.
don't ever come back.
no one is going to believe you, Father.
be careful.
you don't have to hold your hunger back.
I can manage.
the Lord doesn't want you to suffer.
you don't have to starve yourself.
she was a teacher at Convent of the ....
raped by several man
the convent burned down.
her face was burned
I can't take it anymore.
may God help me.
you're selfish! you're bad!
forgive me.
what do you want?
you're selfish! you're bad!
eat this!
you can have all of it!
remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never
was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother, to you do I come,
before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despite not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
you're not real, Erina!
Miguel, you said you wouldn't leave me.
you're not real!
I don't believe in you!
you're the Devil!
get away from me!
I will make your like misesable.
you son of a bitch!
you will take responsibility .....
just tell me if you need anything.
I'm here to help.
the Lord understands you.
you don't have to forget Erina.
do you want it to stop?
confess your sins.
what sins?
Anghela, wait!
my brothers.
they died during the war because of me.
we didn't have much.
I fought in the war.
I didn't share the food because I was scared.
I was scared we would run out of food.
heal me, Anghela,
and I will do anything you wish.
I promise.
good morning.
good morning, Father.
I just want to talk to you.
what about, Father?
about your healing.
what do you mean?
how are you?
I'm doing well.
things are back to normal.
In fact, better than ever.
I felt a lot better after seeing Anghela.
after that, I had an uncontrollable urge
to go to them, to send offerings.
what are you doing here?
I go here often.
at first, I didn't know why my feet were taking me here.
then I found out I wasn't alone.
All of us are Anghela's devotees.
All of us wholeheartedly praise her.
this candle is for my mother.
for whom is yours?
what you feel is normal.
the Lord says you shouldn't suppress it.
please forgive me.
how are you and Fabian?
why do you ask?
I think he likes you.
he doesn't.
or maybe you like him?
you're just like your mother.
she's a whore, you're a whore.
I'm not a whore.
didn't you like it when the soldiers raped you?
shut up!
I'm so sorry.
I didn't mean it.
get my clothes.
do as I asked.
what are you up to?
why do you have to bother us?
stop pretending.
you don't really want to be a priest.
aren't you here
so you don't have to take care of your mother?
you bitch.
does it feel good to hit me?
you're worthless!
you're useless!
you disgust me!
you bitch! you fucking whore!
what? bitch!
this is what you want, isn't it?
you don't need to regret what you did.
there's nothing wrong if you like playing with little girls.
do you want to play with me?
I have a bad feeling about.....
one of us should leave
and report what's happening.
it's God's fault why this happened....
I waited so long for you!
why are you leaving me too?
false prophets.....sheep's clothing....
....ravenous wolves.
Thrown out of the orphanage....
...our faith in the Lord -
tell us who you really are!
calm down.
like I've said before,
Anghela was brought here by the Lord to save you.
is that true? you're a Messiah?
The great savior?
It is you who says so, not me.
you're disturbing us from our seclusion!
we don't need a Messiah to get closer to God!
you have no right to say that, Miguel.
did you even think about us?
we're not as strong as you are.
Anghela has helped us tremendously.
what kind of help?
don't you see it?
why can't you believe in her?
if it weren't for her,
I wouldn't be able to make it here.
if they don't leave, then I will!
and I'll make sure the Bishop
hears about what's happening here.
you've already sacrificed a lot.
you're so close to becoming a priest.
are you going to risk everything?
didn't you leave the woman you love, just for this?
for your ambition?
you don't know anything.
didn't you leave Erina, even when you knew
she loved you more than she loved herself?
I didn't mean to leave Erina.
I did that because I knew that would be best for her.
is that what you always do?
make decisions for others?
you only think of yourself.
nobody wants you to leave.
I just want to be with you.
Anghela's right.
stay with us.
you don't have to do this.
I have to.
this is a difficult test.
I hope I can get through it.
I can't take it anymore.
May God help me.
It's God's fault why this happened to me!
this is your doing!
leave your God for me!
don't leave me!
this is what you did to me and your child!
suffer with us in hell!
I didn't know.
as far as I can remember,
I knew my mother didn't want me.
that's why she killed herself.
what about you?
don't you want me too?
I'll fix everything.
I'll save you, my daughter.
I was saved a long time ago, Papa.
join me.
after Anghela went missing,
people still came here hoping to be healed.
the others stole the jars,
thinking that Anghela's liquid will heal them.
Rejoice! The Devil is here.
I told you not to come back here.
why doesn't anyone know about Anghela?
because no one believes!
if we know, we should do something!
I did try before, look what happened to me!
It is now in God's hands!
we can't just leave everything up to God!
Anghela is a false prophet!
go to her! she is waiting for you.
you don't have to do that, Father.
the world is at peace.
don't disturb it anymore.
in the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in -
are you really happy with what you're doing, Father?
do you really want peace?
don't you like the war better, so you have a purpose?
admit it, Ricardo.
you loathe your life knowing it's empty.
shut up!
you'll get everything you want if you join me.
don't twist my words, demon.
I'll die before I choose you over God.
you should've sworn to me, Father.
as long as people have a choice,
they will always choose good.
they will choose what is easy over what is good.
what is good to them is getting what they want,
without working for it.
I pity you, Father.
you worship a God who is lazy and arrogant.
he left you on your own thinking
you'd always choose what is right.
look at me.
I am the result of people's free will.
let us bow before the avenging wrath,
let us weep before the Judge,
let us cry out with words of supplication,
let us all speak in submission.
we need to leave while there's still time!
where are they?
- swear to her, Miguel!
- she is not God whom we should swear to.
God brought Anghela here
and He wants us to worship her!
Anghela, that's enough!
I'm here, my child.
I'm never going to leave you, I promise.
do you think I'm doing this because of you?
swear to my Lord.
he is the one who saved me.
if you're not going to serve Him,
you're useless to me.
get out of here!
what are you waiting for?
Leave us!
that's enough.
give it up.
listen to us.
stop it!
let Anghela go!
open this!
give her back to me, Miguel!
don't hurt her!
O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host --
when did your God answer you?
- Saint Micheal the Archangel, defend us...
- when did your God answer you?
in the battle and fearful warfare --
your God has abandoned you,
because I am the fruit of your sins!
what do you want me to do?
turn against my God?
No. we're tired of fighting your God.
I still want you to become a priest
and be good followers of your God.
So I'd have more of my Lord's people inside the Church.
one day, no one will be able
to tell apart who is good and who is evil.
there's no turning back, Miguel.
are you really giving up your priesthood?
if that's what it takes to right the wrong,
I'll do it.
it's too late.
there's nothing more you can do, Miguel.
Lord, forgive me.