Actors: Coco Martin, Jaclyn Jose, Allan Paule
Director: Brillante Mendoza
From Gay Essential
The Masseur (Masahista) is the debut feature film directed and co-written by Brillante Mendoza. Released in 2005, the film stars Coco Martin, Jaclyn Jose and Allan Paule. Set in a male-only massage parlor, Masahista tells the tale of a young man trying to survive poverty by offering massage and sexual services.
Winner o nine international film festival awards including “BEST DIRECTOR” and “BEST SCREENPLAY”
“Masahista is significant because it evinces the ethnographic”
— Young Critics Film Desk
“Filipino model Coco Martin delivers a natural sincerity to the part of Iliac and in particular to his relationship with returning client Alfredo”
- Format: Dolby, PAL, Widescreen
- Language: Chinese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Peccadillo Pictures
- DVD Release Date: 8 Oct. 2007
- Run Time: 93 minutes
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