Welcome to the world of masseurs and of young men who perform massage services and beyond for gay customers. The lead actor of this film, Coco Martin, at this time (2005) still a neophyte in the movie industry is a revelation. For quite a daring role, he seemed natural and believable enough and was spontaneous all throughout. Allan Paule, his customer, is himself a seasoned actor and a protegee of the late director Lino Brocka, one of the more-known pillars of Philippine cinema. Director Mendoza who has been recently earning raves for indie films used parallel scenes in this flick and overlapping sounds between scenes that seem irrelevant to each other. One such example was the background sound of laughter while Martin and the bereaved kin were on their way to the cemetery to bury their dead father and the shot where you can see young boys playing basketball in the cemetery. These and more somehow make the entirety of the film interesting and could be a signatory style for Mendoza. Jacklyn Jose, as Martin's mother has her moments and doesn't really need to say a word to convey her emotions. Not a surprise that this flick won the Golden Leopard Award at the 58th Locano International Film Festival in Switzerland. The flick tackled a delicate issue bravely and while there are scenes that seem to drag one is nevertheless transported to a dark, secret world with just a touch of rawness and ingenuity.