Tuhog

Three bus passengers, impaled by a steel bar in a traffic accident, await emergency treatment.

A swerving bus and a single steel bar bring three strangers together, very literally.  As a team of doctors work to extract the bar, the events that led each stranger to be on the bus that day are untangled through a series of flashbacks.

Their stories reveal the skewered trio—the long-suffering father who has decided to pursue his dream, flanked by his retiree entourage; the prickly bus conductor haunted by family troubles past and present; and the student itching to lose his virginity—to have already been intertwined before being so violently thrown together.

Director Veronica VELASCO has produced a unique film for Filipino mainstream cinema: a dark and nuanced comedy with real sincerity, lifted by a stand-out performance from critically acclaimed comedic actress Eugene DOMINGO.