Director/Writer Joselito Altarejos
Executive Producers Melissa Geling, Jay Altarejos
Producer Ferdinand Lapuz
Supervising Producer Antonio de Guzman, Jr.
Director of Photography Joseph delos Reyes
Editor Diego Marx Dobles
Sound Designer Andrew Milallos
Musical Scorer Angeline de Leon
Production Designers Anelle Durano, Jay Altarejos
Oliver Aquino, Elora Españo, Richard Quan, Anelle Durano, Suzette Doctolero, Natileigh Sitoy, Anjo Resureccion and Jill Urdaneta
Noel (Oliver Aquino) and Adelle (Elora Españo) were high school sweethearts who lost touch with each other after high school graduation. Ten years later, they meet again and feelings are rekindled. Noel is now a musician while Adelle is an art teacher. They start living together with Noel’s pet cat, Miming. Noel shows signs of immaturity and emotional instability, betraying his abusive family background. One night, Adelle brings home her co-teachers for dinner. After an enjoyable evening, Noel erupts into a jealousy fit and hits Adelle for the first time. Adelle fights back. But the two reconcile with Noel promising never to hurt her again.
The violence has just started. After getting hurt again, Adelle left but Noel has persuaded her to go back to their house. Noel subtly threatens Adelle never to leave him again for he will just find her. Adelle apparently has returned because she is pregnant. Upon knowing of Adelle’s condition, Noel proposes marriage. But the beautiful night turns traumatic when Noel forces himself on Adelle.
A few months later during Adelle’s pregnancy, a series of events triggered Noel to spiral into more violence.
Love and Pain In Between Refrains is a neo-noir film dealing with the tragedy that feeds on love and codependency, and the cycle of abuse and violence.