The Woman in the Septic Tank
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The Woman in the Septic Tank
Director Rainier, Producer Bingbong and Production Assistant Jocelyn are well-to-do, well-educated film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar worthy film. Like most filmmakers they know, they have devised a screenplay that will show the real essence of our culture: poverty. In the course of one day, they brainstorm and exhaust all possible treatment of their project: the story of Mila (Eugene Domingo), a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile. As they discuss the possible executions of the story, the movie-within-a-movie gets… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[It] hits its targets, but softly, more in amusement than in anger."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"The novel and wickedly funny topic is mined for only a portion of its potential, but a little ironic astringency is certainly more unsettling than by-the-book slum drama."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"A lighthearted critique on the fetishized notion of the "non-actor," the ethics (or lack thereof) of the "docudrama," and the packaging of national despair for export."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
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