This film takes you into the seedy nightlife of Manila where people cling to survival while drugs, prostitution, poverty, unwanted pregnancies, and bigamy threaten to take your life. It follows several people in an American Graffiti style. The problem for me was that the problems weren’t that interesting and the low quality print or shooting to begin with made it difficult to differentiate the individual characters.

I wouldn’t have given this any kind of recommendation, but when the blind girl realized that she was being taken to be a prostitute and struggled for her life in vain, the movie started to work for me. It’s a worth a look.

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