A story about a torera (a live sex performer) who finds herself trapped in an anomalous game of association between sex, life and death, and its political equivalent of sleaze, subservicence and power in drug-addled world. Every night, she sets off to join her fellow toreras for a midnight show of fun and kitschy live sex act. In one tuning point of her life, she bumps into a long-lost friend, Myrna, a former torera, who seems to have a lost grip on life. Curacha makes it her personal mission to save Myrna as she does some sou-searching herself. In the end, we see traces of hope glimmering somewhere, somehow, in a manner that escapes the restless Curacha. Written by
When ordering this movie please beware that you may have a much shortened version sent to you. The only place I could find the movie available was at Regal Home Entertainment. The movie was presented as the full, 141 minute version, but what I received was a much shorter, 100 minute version. Do not accept this substitution because much of the best footage has been deleted. If this happens to you I would advise you to contact Regal Home Entertainment as follows:
Regal Capital, Inc., P. O. Box 308, San Bruno, CA 94066 or (800) 467-3425 or (866) 467-3425 or Regalfilms.com
As for the movie itself, this story is very well done, with good production values, wonderful scenery, and very good acting. It is not necessary to actually understand Tagolog to enjoy the movie, but an understanding of the language would be a definite plus. The script is well done and the plot and themes of the movie are very engaging. If you are a fan of this type of movie it is guaranteed to please you.
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