The Bet Collector
Filmfest 2007

Amelita collects bets for "jueteng" an illegal number game run by a local network of urban slum dwellers under a gambling lord who is rumored to be a public official. In order to earn her daily commissions Amelita – wife mother and grandmother – weaves through the neighborhood every day collecting bets and money from regular clients. Faith in God gives her strength and numerology helps her make sense of life's vicissitudes. She is still haunted by the death of her soldier son who died young. But life remains mysterious and arbitrary. On All Souls Day she is caught in another one of life's absurdities.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Gina Pareno, Fonz Deza, Soliman Cruz, Nanding Josef, Johnny Manahan


Director: Jeffrey Jeturian