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SERBIS (2008)

Produced by: Centerstage Productions, Swift Productions, Asian Cinema Fund (Pusan International Film Festival)
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza
Co-Stars: Gina Pareño, Jacklyn Jose, Dan Alvaro, Mercedes Cabral, Julio Diaz, Kristoffer King, Bobby Jerome Go, Roxanne Jordan

SERBIS is a story about a prostitute service ran by a rural family in a fake theatre in Angeles, Pampanga. Also serving as residence of the family, the theatre shows dated sexy double-feature films. Aside from movies, another kind of business not known to the family is the sexual service to gay patrons for a price. Coco Martin played the role of Alan (projectionist)

The film competed as the third entry from the Philippines at Cannes Film Festival, following the films of Lino Brocka, Jaguarand Bayan Ko: Kapit Sa Patalim. It was also premiered in New York.