Neil Ryan Sese
DIRECTOR Auraeus Solito
STORY AND SCREENPLAY Michiko Yamamoto
PRODUCERS Raymond Lee
MUSIC Pepe Smith
EDITORS Clarence Sison, Auraeus Solito
Clint Catalan, Christina Dy,
The purity of first love is pitted against the squalor and corruption found in the slums of Manila, the setting for Ang Pagdadalagani Maximo Oliveros. Gay, pre-teen Maxi is slavishly and uncomplainingly devoted to his family of small-time criminals. He cleans house for them, cooks for them, washes their underwear, mends their tattered jeans, and if push comes to shove, covers their tracks for them so they wouldn’t get caught. His world revolves around them. That is, until he meets Victor, a principled, idealistic, and handsome policeman. Maxi befriends Victor, who, in inspiring the boy to hope for a better life, earns the ire of Maxi’s family.