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Coming of Age, Drama
English / Filipino / Tagalog (English subtitles)
Maxi is a 12-year-old boy with a deceased mother who lives in poverty looking after his criminal family in Manila, cooking and doing the household chores, in this open and endearing Filipino coming-of-age film. After he is rescued one night from a group of local thugs by a trustworthy rookie cop Victor, he develops a crush on him and finds himself torn between the lawless lifestyle he has grown up with, and a more honest existence. Maxi’s relatives forbid him to see Victor in fear a police friend may find out too much about their illegal activities.
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