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Plot: Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyones fear of growing old alone. Rene is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 70... See full synopsis »

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Eddie Garcia ...
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Princess ...
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Rez Cortez ...
Sol
Soliman Cruz ...
Funeral Homes Manager
Bibeth Orteza ...
Rose
Joey Paras ...
Tracy
Allan Paule
Beverly Salviejo ...
Nitang
Soxy Topacio ...
Zaldy (as Soxie Topacio)
Luz Valdez ...
Minda
Gardo Versoza ...
Father Eddie
Armida Siguion-Reyna ...
Alicia
Jonathan Neri ...
Veterinarian 1
Roni Bertubin ...
Minda's Nephew (as Ronaldo Bertubin)
May-i Fabros ...
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Plot: Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyones fear of growing old alone. Rene is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 70... See full synopsis »

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Bwakaw (An Independent Film): From a Commoner's View
30 July 2012 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Bwakaw embarks upon the life's journey of Mang Rene, a cranky old homosexual man. I've seen other gay movies but this is so far the most natural, every-day-scene, or could-be-my-neighbor kind of setting. The delivery of lines are so natural that it didn't feel scripted at all. But of course! This was a powerhouse cast! Led by none other than one of the greatest actors that has ever graced the Philippine Cinema – Mr. Eddie Garcia himself! Add to that another classical icon in the industry – Ms. Armida Siguion-Reyna. Now, who could possibly top these two actors who are, to quote a line from the movie, "older than the Philippine Constitution??? And I mean that in the most positive way, that their length and quality of service to the Philippine movie industry is already immeasurable. So, it is only right for us to give honor.

Other good actors who graced this film are: Gardo Versoza, Soxie Topacio, Alan Paule, Luz Valdez, Rez Cortez, Beverly Salviejo, Jonathan Neri, May-I Fabros, Soliman Cruz, Roni Bertubin, and Joey Paras. I will not detail who played who, so as not to preempt other would-be watchers of this movie. Go figure that out yourself! ;) Or just go to their Facebook Fanpage. Actually, I'm just too lazy to write it down because it would just be a waste of time and space when you can find it in their Fanpage already. Am I right? Now, moving on to what I liked about this movie… click here for full review, go to: http://heblogs-sheblogs.com


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