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Ang lihim ni Antonio (2008)

Adolescent curiosities and sexual explorations of a 15-year-old boy named Antonio who's just coming to terms with his sexuality. Through Antonio's mother and friends, we get an interesting ... See full summary »

Director:

Joselito Altarejos

Writers:

Lex Bonife (story), Joselito Altarejos (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenjie Garcia Kenjie Garcia ... Antonio
Jiro Manio ... Mike
Nino Fernandez Nino Fernandez ... Nathan
Honey Grace Capili Honey Grace Capili ... Kathy
Shamaine Buencamino ... Tere
Ricky Ibe Ricky Ibe ... Eli
Kurt Martinez Kurt Martinez ... Eli's Talent
Jay Perillo Jay Perillo ... RT
Ajit Hardasani Ajit Hardasani ... Robin
A.A. Fernandez A.A. Fernandez ... Female Choir Member
Aimee Fernandez Aimee Fernandez ... Female Choir Member
Agatha Behar Agatha Behar ... Female Choir Member
Josh Ivan Morales ... Jonbert
Lui Manansala ... Lola Ester
Ernie Zarate Ernie Zarate ... Lolo Pepe
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Storyline

Adolescent curiosities and sexual explorations of a 15-year-old boy named Antonio who's just coming to terms with his sexuality. Through Antonio's mother and friends, we get an interesting look at what people in Manila think about homosexuality and gay people. Antonio's life takes a turn when his uncle comes to stay with him and his mother. Written by Akash Sebastian

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino

Release Date:

13 February 2008 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Antonio's Secret See more »

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Production Co:

Beyond the Box,Viva Digital See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Soundtracks

Awit Para Kay Antonio
Performed by Ajit Hardasani
Lyrics by : Lex Bonife
Music by Ajit Hardasani
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An interesting look at adolescence and sexuality.
10 May 2015 | by akash_sebastianSee all my reviews

'Ang Lihim Ni Antonio' (Antonio's Secret) deals with the sexual curiosities and explorations of an teenage boy, who is just coming to terms with his sexuality. It gives us an interesting glimpse into what goes on in his mind, as well as what his mother and and close friend think about it.

The story is well-structured and focused. The hand-held camera movement really makes us a part of Antonio's life, and makes the sex scenes appear so real. The movie has few of the most erotic and well-shot sex scenes involving adolescent homosexuality; they not only seem so genuine and real, they are acted with such finesse that we almost feel guilty to be witnessing their private moments.

Except the stabbing scene (which isn't believably carried out), all scenes are well-acted, especially the rape scene.

The mother's character is well-explored as well, and Shamaine Buencamino gives a commendable performance. The conversations between Antonio and his friend, and Antonio and his mother are quite interesting.

Overall, the film gives us an interesting look at adolescence and sexuality.


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