Ang Bangkero (Toro)
Originally titled Toro, a colloquial Filipino word for a young man who performs in live sex shows, Ang Bangkero also highlights prevalent problems during the Marcos regime, such as poverty, repression, crime and violence.
Felipe is a boatman from Pagsanjan, Laguna, both known as a popular tourist spot and a homosexual sex center. Felipe goes to Manila and becomes a performer in a live sex show with Gigi. Felipe, suffering from the inability to distinguish theater from reality, falls in love with Gigi and with Emily, an American woman who is a client of his.
Emily's real boyfriend, however, finds out about Felipe. In his anger, the boyfriend resorts to violence. Felipe and Gig are brought to a cargo ship in Manila harbor, and Felipe is castrated in front of Gigi.
- Ronnie Lazaro - Felipe
- Sarsi Emmanuelle - Gigi
- Jonas Sebastian - Sandy
- Suzanne Love - Emily
- Susan Africa
- Mario Escudero
- Josephine Manuel
- Dennis Marasigan
- Alfredo Navarro Salanga
- Tobias, Mel. One hundred acclaimed Tagalog movies. Canada: Peanut Butter Publishing, 1998.
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- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159248/ (accessed on 8 Oct 2007)