Woman of Breakwater

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Women of Breakwater
Babae sa Breakwater.jpg
Directed by Mario O'Hara
Produced by Arlene L. Aguas
Written by Mario O'Hara
Music by Jesse Lucas
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Edited by Robert Vasadre
Distributed by Entertainment Warehouse Inc.
Release dates
  • December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog

Women of Breakwater, also known as Woman of Breakwater or Babae sa Breakwater in Tagalog, is a 2003 Philippine drama film directed by Mario O'Hara and starring Katherine Luna. The film is a moving insight into the squalor and poverty of inner-city life in the Philippines. As a tragic tale, it covers a whole plethora of emotions surrounding the lives of some of the poorest people in Manila portrayed in the film.


Basilio (Kristoffer King) escapes provincial Leyte to the slums of Manila with his younger brother Buboy (Alcris Galura). Residing in the shanty town tenements beneath the tourist-infested breakwater and seawalls of the city, Basilio falls in love with a prostitute named Paquita (Katherine Luna).

Paquita started whoring early in life that at her relatively young age she's already "played out", her body full of sexual diseases and open sores. But their relationship is troubled only by the apparent poverty and the more impending threat of the slums' jealous protector, ex-cop Dave (Gardo Versoza).


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