The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)

Director
Auraeus Solito

Main cast
Nathan Lopez; Soliman Cruz ; Neil Ryan Sese; Ping Medina; JR Valentin

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
A 12-year-old gay who comes from a criminal family falls in love with a handsome policeman.


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