This happens at a time when he needs money for the kidney transplant of his dad (Mark Gil, who shines in a short role). He then meets a beautiful French girl, Sophia (Solenn), who he saves from a burning hotel. She hires him as her bodyguard and pays him well. They end up in bed. But he also falls in love with his landlady, Trina (Sarah Lahbati), and violent complications occur when he dumps Sophia for Trina.
Richard does well in his offbeat role and Sarah makes a fetching debut in her first big movie. But it’s Solenn who runs away with the movie simply because she has the more attention getting and demanding role ala-Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction”. Solenn is so effective because she’s not acting. She interprets her “baliw” role so naturally, so effortlessly, whether she’s acting like a carefree “diwata” prancing around, a vamp coming out of the water in her skimpy bikinis, or a psychotic “babaeng bakla” who’ll do anything for love. This is clearly her movie.