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Carl John Barrameda
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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