Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Philippine independent film "SARONG BANGGI (2006)"

A boy is celebrating his sixteenth birthday with his rowdy group of friends who all agree- there's no better gift to gift him than his first sexual experience. They book him a night with a prostitute. the night grows deeper... The boy strikes an unusual connection with a sensual but older woman. What starts out casually turns intimate and surprisingly tender. In this most unusual one night stand, the teenage boy looses his virginity and the more experienced, toughened woman rediscovers her vulnerability. Sarong Banggi (One Night) features a most memorable and riverting performance by the luminous Jaclyn Jose, one of the Philippines truly great and most awarded actresses, and an exciting start turn for the first-time actor Angelo Ilagan.
Full Synopsis
Melba is a prostitute past her prime who plies her trade by Manila Bay. A group of teenagers have hired her to give their friend an initiation into the adult world on his birthday. As the film opens, she sits alone at a table, passing the time by imagining stories about people passing based on their body language and facial expressions. In the voice-over monologue it is suggested that she feels lonely and is longing for someone whom she had abandoned earlier in her life. Her teenage clients apparently rejected her, noticing she was already aging. But the birthday celebrant, Nyoy, still ends up going to her and joining her at her table. They chat for a while then part ways. As fate would have it, however, they coincidentally cross paths once more later that night. Towards the end of the film, a disturbing secret is revealed.

Jacklyn Jose ... Melba
Angelo Ilagan ... Nyoy
Pierro Rodriguez ... Mark
Alcris Galura ... Jade (as Alchris Galura)
Miguel Iñigo Guño ... Ely
Jam Rodriguez



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