Woman of Breakwater

Women of Breakwater, also known as Woman of Breakwater or Babae sa Breakwater in Filipino, 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.[1][2][3]

Women of Breakwater
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Directed byMario O'Hara
Produced byArlene L. Aguas
Written byMario O'Hara
StarringKatherine Luna
Music byJesse Lucas
CinematographyRey de Leon
Edited byRoberto Vasadre
Entertainment Warehouse Inc.
Release date
  • December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03)
Running time
124 minutes


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).



  1. ^ Lo, Ricky (April 27, 2004). "Babae sa Breakwater at Cannes Filmfest". PhilStar Global. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Abunda, Boy (July 19, 2012). "Babae Sa Breakwater opens 2012 Cinemalaya". PhilStar Global. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Cruz, Oggs (June 23, 2007). "Babae sa Breakwater (2004)". Lessons From the School of Inattention Blog. Retrieved February 24, 2020.

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