The film explores the complex love affair of a very confused bisexual young guy who has what may be seen as a demanding girl friend, while he likes and loves the simple life as well as his new found friend, a tourist who is a male advertising copywriter.
Mateo is a lighthouse caretaker dating a teacher Suzette. The small town they are in is trying to increase tourism. Jerome stumbles across Mateo and Suzette having sex, whilst he is on holiday from Manila. A local a gay man, who pays local teenage boys for sex, talks to Mateo about the negative aspects of being gay in the Philippines. According to local legend, a lighthouse fairy seduces desirable men who then never marry. Mateo’s relationship with Jerome leads to self reevaluation.
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Original Title: Ang lalake sa parola
AKA: The Man in the Lighthouse
Language: Tagalog, Filipino
Director: Joselito Altarejos
Stars: Harry Laurel, Jennifer Lee, Justin De Leon
Run time: 108 min