Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)

This is not just a gay story but a study into the sleazy society of Manila.
A father is forced to steal for feeding his family.
His two older sons are his cooperates into the illegal system.
The youngest one, Maximo is feeling more like a girl so he stays in and do the home works in place of his dead mother.
One day he will be attracted by a new young cop who comes to the neighborhood.
But life isn't so simple and soon problems will appear between his family and cops when one of his brothers will be the main suspect for a murder.
A touching but also raw film from Philippines with a lot of nominations and wins through various festivals.

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