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The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)

Ang babae sa septic tank (original title)
TV-PG | | Comedy | 3 August 2011 (Philippines)
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 »

Director:

Marlon Rivera (as Marlon N. Rivera)

Writer:

Chris Martinez (screenplay)
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Cast

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

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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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

3 August 2011 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Kobieta w szambie See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$711,177
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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


Soundtracks

Walang-Wala Reprise
All voices performed by Vincent De Jesus
Lyrics by Chris Martinez
Music and arrangement by Vincent De Jesus
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Karl Tria-Tirona
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Funniest film I've seen this year!
14 October 2011 | by twdetoxSee all my reviews

I recently visited this beautiful country on business and got a break from work. I went to Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and watched what i call the funniest film i have seen this year.

The Philippines, sadly, is proud of a cinema that most of its citizens have not seen. It is proud of a cinema that is taken hostage by the international film festivals that dictate upon it its inevitable direction. It is proud of a cinema that is only part of a vicious cycle of international demands and artists too willing to fill in these demands. Of course, that is only one spectrum of the debate. The other spectrum belongs to what's right in Philippine cinema, which is obviously not the focus of Martinez and Rivera and would have made the film a less effective parody.

With its brave and seamless sense of humor, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank is a sure crowd-pleaser. However, let not its comedic machinations be mistakenly considered as the summation of the bigger, more complex and more beautiful thing that is Philippine cinema.


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