Kailangan Kita

Kailangan Kita
Directed by Rory B. Quintos
Starring Claudine Barretto
Aga Muhlach
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • 2002 (2002)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog, English
Box office 98.90 million

Kailangan Kita (I Need You), a 2002 film in the Philippines that tackles a beautiful love story shot in the province of Bicol. Claudine Barretto plays the lead role Lena, a simple lady in the province and Aga Muhlach as Carl a Filipino working in the United States who made a visit in Bicol to fix his wedding with Lena's elder sister. This movie is under Rory Quintos' direction and produced by Star Cinema, ABS-CBN film productions.


New York-based celebrity chef Carl Diesta is coming home to the Philippines after being away for seventeen long years to marry his fiancee, supermodel Chrissy Duran, in her hometown of Albay province in the Bicol region. With Chrissy still being held up somewhere in Europe for a photo shoot, Carl has to meet her family by himself and instantly impresses everyone except for Chrissy's father, Papay Rogelio. Here Carl gets to meet Chrissy's other sister - Lena. Through Lena, Carl has now come to terms with his forcibly forgotten identity - both as a son and as a Filipino. Lena has also awaken a love in Carl that he has never felt before.


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