The Masseur

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The Masseur
Directed by Brillante Mendoza
Written by Brillante Mendoza
Boots Agbayani Pastor
Starring Coco Martin
Jacklyn Jose
Allan Paule
Katherine Luna
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
76 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino

The Masseur (Filipino: Masahista) is a 2005 Filipino film written and directed by Brillante Mendoza.[1] This film is about a young man who gives massages to gay men in Manila and had a relationship.


Iliac is a young masseur who went home to Pampanga to find out that his bedridden father is dead. Iliac assists in the preparation of his father's burial including dressing his dead father up inside the morgue.


Year Film Festival/Award Award Category/Recipient
2006 Young Critics Circle, Philippines Best Movie
2006 Young Critics Circle, Philippines Best Actor Coco Martin
2006 Brisbane Filmfest, Australia Interfaith Award
2005 58th Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland Golden Leopard award Video competition


  1. ^ Weissberg, Jay (16 August 2005). "Review: The Masseur". Variety. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 

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