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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Gil Portes
Year: Y2000
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino , Japanese , Tagalog
Cast: Dolphy,Eric Quizon,Jeffrey Quizon,Tony Bueno,Ricci Chan



Walter Dempsey Jr. a gay man in his twilight years, grew up in the war-torn Philippines during WWII, a time of great unrest and injustice. Watching a harrowing film on Filipino “comfort women”, women forced into prostitution to satiate Japanese soldiers stirs deep memories in Walter, aka Markova, of his own days as a “comfort gay”. While talking to a reporter Markova flashes back to those hard years; from his short-lived freedom following the death of his homophobic, abusive brother to his capture, escape and revenge on Japanese soldiers for their carnal brutality, followed by the American Liberation and the start of a lifetime of healing. His intensely personal story traces the scars imprinted on a country struggling to come to terms with its past and a man struggling to survive in a society that refuses to accept him for who he is. Keywords:Japanese Occupation,Japanese Soldier,Male Rape,Gay Character,Sexual Abuse,Japanese Army,Gay Teenager


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