| 7/10 |
| July 17, 2013 (2013-07-17)|
Veronica Velasco (story), Veronica Velasco (screenplay), Jinky Laurel (screenplay)
Eugene Domingo (Fiesta), Enchong Dee (Caloy), Leo Martinez (Tonio), Jake Cuenca (Nato), Empress Schuck (Angel), Nikki Gil
C.R.A.Z.Y., Saved!, Dorian Blues, My Life in Pink, The Curiosity of Chance, Touch of Pink
Tuhog (English: Impale) is a 2013 Filipino dark comedy-drama film produced by Skylight Films. It stars Eugene Domingo, Leo Martinez, Enchong Dee, Empress Schuck, and Jake Cuenca.
Tuhog is one of the film entries sent for the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival but failed to qualify as an official entry. The film opened in theaters on July 17, 2013 as part of Star Cinema's 20th Anniversary presentation.
Due to a road rage between two buses, an accident occurs which puts the lives of its passengers in jeopardy. But the ones greatly affected by such event are a middle-aged woman named Fiesta (Eugene Domingo), an old and retired family patriarch Tonio (Leo Martinez), and a lad named Caloy (Enchong Dee). These three people are pierced through a single steel bar – a dangerous situation that even their doctors find hard to solve. But even before this unfortunate circumstance, these three have their share of ill-fated lives.
Fiesta is a bus barker of Janus Express whose life revolves around taking care of her demented father Carding. Being a dedicated daughter to Carding turns her into a lonely spinster that scares men away with her fierce and masculine demeanor. Until she meets Nato (Jake Cuenca), a new driver hired by Janus Express that eventually wins her heart. But just when she thought that she’ll finally have her far-fetched happiness with Nato, things start to get complicated when she finds out Nato’s painful secret.
Tonio is a retired old man who after getting past his prime and being a refuge to his family, now wants to fulfill his shrugged off dream of becoming a baker. He decides to use his pension to fulfill this dream. At first, his own family is skeptical about it but he eventually gets their support along with his friends to make it happen. Now, it’s all up to him to make this work and find out if this is a dream worth all that risk.
Caloy is a young man preserving his virginity for his girlfriend Angel (Empress). They have made an agreement to give up their virginities to each other and only to each other. However, Caloy gets challenged to remain faithful to this pact because of the difficulties of the long distance relationship he shares with Angel. Moreover, he starts to doubt the loyalty of Angel to him and to their relationship because of a guy named Jun Rey who is seemingly getting involved with his girlfriend.
Dr. Nuguid told Fiesta that she will die but her unborn child will live. Tonio and Caloy pleaded that she should be first but failed as they were separated from the steel bar and were each brought to the operating rooms. Before dying, Fiesta told the doctor that he should stand as the father of her child and prevent the child from imitating her actions. The film ends with Nato visiting the grave of Fiesta, Tonio having a success with his bakery, Caloy lying in bed with Angel and Dr. Nuguid holding Fiesta's daughter (named Fiesta in honor of her mother).Eugene Domingo as Fiesta DacanayLeo Martinez as Antonio "Tonio" SucatEnchong Dee as Carlos "Caloy" SicatEmpress Schuck as AngelJake Cuenca as Renato "Nato" TimbangkayaManuel Chua as Bobby SucatNikki Valdez as Faith SucatKitkat as RochelleBeauty Gonzalez as JennaRodjun Cruz as MarkJoe Vargas as WayneDimples Romana as LoletEda Nolan as PeachyNoel Trinidad as Carding DacanayBodjie Pascua as LandoMenggie Cobarrubias as BertCarla Martinez as Mercy SucatJon Achaval as JohnNor Domingo as PugedaHyubs Azarcon as BoyetNico Antonio as Adrian SucatAriel Ureta as Dr. NuguidAllyzon Lualhati as Dr. PazNicco Manalo as Dr. SanchezMaliksi Morales as Street Kid/Kamatayan
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