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The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)

Ang babae sa septic tank (original title)
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 »

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Mila / Herself
JM de Guzman ...
Bingbong
Kean Cipriano ...
Rainier
Cai Cortez ...
Jocelyn
Jonathan Tadioan ...
Arthur Poongbato
Carlos Dala ...
Mila's Son
K.C. Marcelo ...
Mila's Daughter
Cherry Pie Picache ...
Mila / Herself
Mercedes Cabral ...
Mila / Herself
Lani Tapia ...
Documentary Mila
Sonny Bautista ...
Security Guard
Aaron Ching ...
Peta Kalingan Ensemble
Buddy Saramat ...
Peta Kalingan Ensemble
Carlon Matobato ...
Peta Kalingan Ensemble
Cheeno Macaraig ...
Peta Kalingan Ensemble
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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 ledster

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3 August 2011 (Philippines)  »

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Philippine's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Bangungot
Performed by Eugene Domingo
Lyrics by Chris Martinez
Music and arrangement by Vincent de Jesus
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Karl Tria-Tirona
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Good for some laughs
26 May 2012 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

No doubt that Eugene Domingo's antics are funny and she has proved that being overly melodramatic can be funny. Yes, it's a "different" movie, poking fun of indie movies as the director and producer find ways on how to sell their movie to film fests. The supporting cast as well as the script all contribute to the whole of the movie as best as they can.

But I don't know what entered the minds of the people deciding on which movie to send to Oscar, that they decided to send this movie. No wonder it wasn't chosen as a finalist. Over the years, Filipinos keep hoping for at least a nomination but the first step really is to look at past winners, all with a good script and a worthy story to tell. Septic tank just is not good enough for Oscar. (although I don't have a suggestion since I haven't seen the rest of the contenders).

Septic tank is good for some laughs, but that's it.


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