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The Bet Collector

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GLOBAL LENS 2008

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THE BET COLLECTOR (EDU)
Jeffrey Jeturian, Philippines, 2006

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The Bet Collector (Kubrador)
A film by Jeffrey Jeturian

Tagalog, with subtitles in English
Philippines, 2006 (98 minutes)

Trailer

Synopsis
Amy, the family matriarch, makes ends meet by running a small convenience store out of her home. But in a struggling economy customers are scarce, and without the help of her husband or pregnant daughter, she is forced to supplement the family income by collecting bets for an illegal numbers game. In this starkly realistic narrative, director Jeffrey Jeturian presents a captivating portrait of a once-proud woman, haunted by memories of a dead son and hounded by the police, and her fragile and lonely life as a kubrador (bet collector) on the streets of Manila.

About the Director
Jeffrey Jeturian was born in Manila, Philippines in 1959. He studied Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines. After college, he held various positions within the film industry for fifteen years before making his first feature film, Enter Love (1998). His second feature film, Fetch A Pail Of Water (1999), about slum dwellers and their struggle for survival, won the NETPAC Jury Award at the 1st CineManila International Film Festival (Philippines) and a Gold Award at the 2000 Worldfest International Film Festival (USA). His third feature film, Larger Than Life (2000), a satirical take on the state of filmmaking in the Philippines, was an official selection for competition in the Cinema Of the Present program of the 2001 Venice International Film Festival (Italy) and won a Gold Award at the 2002 Worldfest International Film Festival (USA). Jeturian's other previous feature films include Bridal Shower (2004), One Moment More (2004), and Bikini Open (2005). The Bet Collector is his seventh feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Amy
Eli
Chief of Police
Parish Priest
Jueteng Cashier
Eric
Baste

Gina Pareño
Fonz Deza
Soliman Cruz
Nanding Josef
Johnny Manahan
Jhong Del Rosario
Nico Antonio

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Executive Producers
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Jeffrey Jeturian
Ralston Jover
Josabeth Alonso, Rogelio Rayala
Roberto Yniguez
Jay Halili
Ditoy Aguila, Nolet Clemente
Jerrold Tarog

 
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