The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

Winner of Best Feature Berlin 2006

Director: Aureus Solito

Writer: Michiko Yamamoto

Stars: Nathan Lopez, JR Valentin, Soliman Cruz


12-year-old Maxi walks and sways his hips, high on life, laughing and joking with his playmates, a renowned diva in his Manila locale. Since the death of his mother, he has cooked, cleaned and cared for his all-male family of criminals and is their alibi when things go wrong. However it all becomes complicated when he meets and falls for an unbribeable, by-the-book rookie cop, Victor – which spells disaster for the family operations.

  • "Delightful"
    -The Daily Telegraph
  • "A fresh and moving little charmer of a film"
    -The Daily Express
  • "Striking and energetic"
    -The Times
  • "A delight from start to finish"
    -Sight & Sound


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Cast: Nathan Lopez, JR Valentin, Soliman Cruz
Director: Aureus Solito
Writer: Michiko Yamamoto
Country: Philippines
Language: Tagalog | English
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 100 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Release Date: 10-09-2007
VoD Release Date: 10-09-2007
DVD Extras: Director's Commentary | Q&A with Director
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018651248
Year: 2005

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