Julie Ann San Jose
MasahistaIliac is a 20-year old masseur in a massage parlor that caters to gay clientele. One ordinary night, a homosexual romance novel writer becomes Iliac's first customer for the day. But once outside the parolor, his current girlfriend, a bar girl who works in Japan, asserts her sexual dominion over him. Back home, his estranged father dies and as Iliac makes the trip to the province, he is faced with the reality of death, love, life, and survival. The masseur then carries out his defined duties and roles -- to his father and family, to his girlfriend, to his trade and to the one customer who has made him a favorite and seems to return for more. Bangkit Dari KuburMarlon, Ranggo and Aril Mukadepan are medical students who also do part-time internship at a hospital. All the time they go in and out of the morgue to take care of corpses as part of their responsibilities. One night on the way home from the hospital, Marlon’s car hits two motorbike riders coming from his opposite direction, Rina and Dudi. Panic, the three of them run away. They’re afraid if the mass will run amok to them. Restless, Marlon, Ranggo and Aril are haunted by guilt and regret. They agree to keep it a secret and try to act as if nothing has ever happened. But Ranggo tells her girlfriend, Trisa, who’s shocked and feels sorry for the victims. And it’s not only Trisa but also her friends, Intan, Meta and Popy. The climax, Rina’s and Dudi’s spirits rise from the grave and roam about. They are intending to retaliate to Marlon, Ranggo and Aril. Frightening events happen to the three of them, also to the innocent girls. Ranggo, Marlon and Aril then see an eccentric shaman, Mbah Ulun. Based on Mbah Ulun’s vision, Ranggo has to find a pair of wedding rings of Rina and Dudi that both should have worn on their wedding day. Who's That Girl?Elizabeth Pedroza (Anne Curtis) is a wallflower girl who is deeply in love with John Eduque (Luis Manzano), a campus heartthrob. Because of his enormous popularity in school, John hardly takes notice of Elizabeth. But one day at her lowest, John surprisingly gives Elizabeth a pep talk. This becomes life-changing for her. Few years had past, Elizabeth transforms into a beautiful and successful career woman and John remains to be her dream man. So when she reads his name in the obituary, Elizabeth is shattered with grief and goes to the wake in hysterics to the shock of everyone. It turns out that the deceased is John Eduque Sr., John's father. Realizing her mistake, Elizabeth hurriedly leaves, unaware of the damage she has caused especially on the widow Belinda Enduque (Eugene Domingo). Mrs. Eduque who mistakenly thought that Elizabeth is the mistress of her husband suffers from a depression. Seeing his mother's misery, John looks for Elizabeth to rectify the situation. But the revenge ploy backfires as he falls in love with her, fearing his mother's reaction becomes a dilemma.