Atsay Movie stars Nora Aunor as a young woman who worked as a housemaid. Produced by Ian Film Productions and directed by Eddie Garcia, this family drama film earned several nominations from different award-giving bodies and won Best Cinematography (Romeo Vitug); Best Director (Eddie Garcia), and Best Actress (Nora Aunor) via the 1978 Metro Manila Film Festival.
In the movie, Nelia (Nora Aunor) belongs to a poor family living in a remote province. When her father died, she decided to stop her studies. With the help of Mrs. Aguila (Bella Flores), she went to Manila along her friend Linda (Amy Austria) and three others. At first, they thought they will be working as factory workers. However, some of them sold to prostitution including Linda.
For Nelia, she had no choice but to work as a housemaid (Atsay). However, her employer and the children maltreated her and she has not been receiving her salary. One night, Nelia grabbed her chance to escape from them. Later, a friend helped her find another employer, but still as a maid for Mrs. Yulo (Armida Siguion-Reyna). This time, the challenges were more difficult.
Atsay Movie Cast
Nora Aunor, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Ronald Corveau, Amy Austria, Roldan Aquino, Bella Flores, Angie Ferro, Mona Lisa, Lillian Laing, Renato Robles, Bomber Moran, Mely Tagasa Roma Roces, Nenita Jana, Ely Roque, Carlos De Leon, Boy Alvarez, Boyet Mercado, Errol Gonzalez, and many more.