Witness ‘The Trial’

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John Lloyd Cruz portrays a mentally challenged 27-year-old who is accused of raping his grade school teacher, played by Jessy Mendiola

John Lloyd Cruz portrays a mentally challenged 27-year-old who is accused of raping his grade school teacher, played by Jessy Mendiola

In its continuing celebration of its 20th anniversary, Star Cinema is set to release The Trial on October 15, touted as “a Chito Roño and John Lloyd Cruz cinematic masterpiece that should not be missed.”

The Trial remains consistent with Star Cinema’s steadfast commitment to motion picture excellence, as it is groundbreaking and historic in so many ways, both for the director and the actor.

For John Lloyd, who is a certified box office king and one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, The Trial marks his much-awaited comeback to full length feature films after breaking box office records for the romantic-comedy It Takes A Man and A Woman (2013). His last dramatic outing for the big screen was The Mistress in 2012.

With a script written by Kris Gazmen (No Other Woman, One More Try), The Trial is a gripping family drama that revolves around a mentally challenged 27-year-old man who is accused of raping his grade school teacher. He goes on trial amid a poignant family drama of two families coping with such a scandal.


Besides John Lloyd, the film assembles and impressive line-up of accomplished and talented actors led by Richard Gomez, Gretchen Barretto, Jessy Mendiola and Enrique Gil.

According to direk Chito, “The tragedy each of the characters face will put their love for one another to the ultimate test so that The Trial will enlighten moviegoers that trials are not just confined within the four corners of a courtroom.”

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