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MASAHISTA (2006)

Produced by: Gee Films International, Centerstage Productions
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza
Co-Stars: Alan Paule, Katherine Luna

MASAHISTA is about a young man named Iliac (Coco Martin) who not only gives massages to gay men in Manila but also develops relationships with them. Iliac went home to Pampanga and upon finding out that his bedridden father is dead, he prepares for his father’s burial and dressed him up inside the morgue.

The film had won Best Movie in 2006 Young Critics Circle, Philippines which also gave Coco Martin his first Best Actor Award. It has also received Interfaith Award from Brisbane Filmfest, Australia (2006) and Golden Leopard Award from the 58th Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland (2005).