Friday, August 05, 2011
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
A MUST-SEE BRILLIANT & THOUGHT-PROVOKING SATIRE
By Reymundo Salao
Somewhere in the downtrodden slums of Metro Manila lives Mila, a miserably struggling mother living in sheer poverty with her 7 (or was it 9?) children. Because of their miserable condition, she decides to sell one of her children to a foreigner. But Mila is merely a character in the indie film that producer JM De Guzman, director Koan Cipriano, and production assistant Cal Cortez set out to make. They are inspired and are bent to achieve Film Festival glory. In doing so, they employ the ace under their sleeves; actress and superstar Eugene Domingo.
ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK is actually a brilliant, thought-provoking satire of the current Indie Film Industry & the hypocrisy in the minds of those who only wish to become Film Festival Superstars. Those who might think this is the usual Eugene Domingo wild and zany comedy (coz the abs-cbn trailer makes the movie look like a wacky comedy e), im just reminding you that this one is more of satire than comedy, meaning most of the stuff that's funny here are funny coz these things are real. It’s a “Bato-bato sa Langit” sort of movie.
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