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A forbidden affair of a married sluttish girl named Maya and an equally promiscuous police officer named Virgo. They meet in an abandoned house not far from the city and undertake the forbidden act of sexual congress. Little did they know that Maya's husband Jake is nearby waiting for an opportunity to kill the lover of his wife. Written by
From the title alone, one might know what one should expect from the
film. It has a lot of loopholes within the story and it could have been
a deception on a higher level of understanding with what they have done
with the story transition. Butas has three points of view. It tries to
create a moralistic or perceptive dilemma in the minds of the audience.
Each point of view represents one argument which is in grave contrast
to the others. Anyway, this style is used to push the viewer to choose
the one that is the closest to reality. I think in that sense it might
be adequate. But in Butas, it is rather a machination on how they would
keep up the twist of the story and a bit careless with its usage. I am
not contented with how it turned out.
Butas (Loophole) is a film by Alejandro Ramos that tackles a forbidden
affair of a married sluttish girl named Maya (Gwen Garci) and an
equally promiscuous police officer named Virgo (Marco Morales). They
meet in an abandoned house not far from the city and undertake the
forbidden act of sexual congress. Little did they know that Maya's
husband Jake (Allen Dizon) is nearby waiting for an opportunity to kill
the lover of his wife.
The first part of the story is tolerable as it conveys the point of
view of Jake. He clinches at the ceiling of the house looking at all
the lascivious doings of the two. The second point of view takes place
from a video taken of the act. It shows much of the flaws in the film
as this could have tricked the audience in so many ways. I don't want
to elaborate on this matter as this could easily give away the twists
of the story. Anyway, the twist is nothing compelling or even
groundbreaking. It lacks the basic necessity in weaving sequences where
it must appear cohesively even in having different points of view. Not
unless the director himself did that on purpose, hence altering the
characterizations of the characters is part of the twist.
I am not also convinced on how everything has taken place in the climax
of the film. Maya's character was drugged by Virgo and could have
easily loosened up. But she did at one point have the physical stamina
to stand up and deliver all those stupid lines and commit something
awful. It is very tacky in so many ways. And also, there are lots of
jump cuts and blur sequences in the movie. Did the MTRCB have something
to do with this? The acting of the three main characters is passable.
Both Garci and Morales (Walang Kawala) have already been undressed in
their previous films that I saw. It is also apparent that Garci and
Dizon could be the sexy loveteam indie films as they too are the couple
in the erotic film Room 213. Butas could have been made for easy bucks.
The various points of view Ramos has explored in the film are not
ideal. Once it is woven in the film, you will see a lot of holes in it.
There are lots of excuses nowadays in film making. It is really
confusing. But I am sure that once a film makes money, they could make
another film. Hopefully they make a well made film, not necessarily
circumventing the bareness or even the sexual activities. I understand
that these are the facts of life.
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