Antonio’s Secret

It tells the story about teenage boy whose emerging gay sexuality alienates him from his friends and family, until his libertine uncle, Jonbert, comes to live with him and his mother. Antonio thinks he has found a kindred spirit, until the older man’s intentions toward the boy become incestuous and an act of unthinkable violence leaves the family reeling.

IXJpHAntonio  is a curious fifteen-year-old boy who is beginning to come to terms with his own sexuality. Although his straight best friend, Mike, has been supportive of his coming out, his first sexual conquest has led to the destruction of his friendship with his other best buddy, Nathan.

Antonio’s exploration of his identity unfolds as his family begins to break up. His altruistic mother, Tere is in complete denial that his father has already abandoned them.

Antonio temporarily shares his room with his uncle Jonbert. He sexually touches his uncle while the latter is sleeping. The next day Jonbert tells Antonio that he noticed what Antonio did, and enjoyed it. From then on they regularly masturbate each other and have oral sex. However, one day Jonbert wants to anally penetrate Antonio, and rapes him when he declines. His mother arrives and kills Jonbert.


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Original Title:  Ang lihim ni Antonio


Language:  Filipino

Country:  Philippines

Category:  Crime

Director: Joselito Altarejos

Stars:  Kenjie Garcia, Jiro Manio, Nino Fernandez

Run time:  117 min

Release:  2008

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