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Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise. When he does so, his boss asks him to sign a waiver stating that he is not part of any Labor Union. Soon after, his friends inform him that they are starting a labor union and that they are inviting him to join them. Because of the waiver, he cannot. He is branded by his mates as a traitor, and is treated badly by them. Soon after, the printing press is closed down, and the hospital where Luz is confined will not let Luz go until Turing comes up with the money to pay them. This leads Turing to pursue a life of crime.Written by
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No-holds-barred story of how a man - and his family - get into a cycle of decline and poverty, leading to further poverty and ultimately into crime and death.
Westerners should get real and realize how lucky we are. The scene where Turing tries to buy, prescription, drugs for his wife (in hospital having given birth prematurely) and has to decide which ones he can actually afford and which ones will have to be omitted will live with me forever.
Lino Brocka was never a laugh a minute but he could tell a story on celluloid and this was his finest.
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