Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead ... See full summary »
An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.
Filipino crime thriller inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.
Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the ... See full summary »
The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago who is forced to leave her family and take a higher paying job in a more prosperous ... See full summary »
Rory B. Quintos
Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.
Maryo J. De Los Reyes
Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead actress played by Eugene Domingo, and a through inspection of their film's major location, the Payatas dumpsite. They believe they have a winning script, and the energy and drive to make their dreams come true, no matter what the cost. Written by
We watched this film on its gala premiere at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and it was pure ecstasy.
"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" chronicles a day in the life of three ambitious, passionate but misguided filmmakers who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film.
This intelligent comedy is a social commentary, a musical, a docu film, an over-the-top melodrama, and an overdosage of hilarity all rolled into one. Go see this and prepare to laugh until you drop! This movie-within-a-movie sets the bar high for future local comedy films. The plot is interesting, the script is well-written, the production values are grander than the usual indie film, and the casting couldn't be any more perfect.The performances are superb: Kean Cipriano and JM de Guzman are surprisingly good and they make up for an impeccable tandem; Mercedes Cabral and Cherry Pie Picache both delivered remarkable cameos, and Eugene Domingo's star shone the brightest in this film. She will reap awards for her role in this movie.
Written by Chris Martinez and directed by Marlon Rivera, "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" is a work of true genius. Imagination, creativity, and raw talent converged to create this well-executed comedy that is smart, modern, and relevant.
This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the wittiest local movie I have ever seen.
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