PALITAN (Exchange) is an erotic, psychological drama-thriller set in the gritty street and corners of Raon, Quiapo, Manila - a third world commercial avenue where everything from dildos, car parts, home appliances to other electronic gadgets is sold and can be bargained for at a certain price.
NESTOR, 20’s, a stupid, ill-tempered loser, literally buried in bad debt and costly favors from his cunning boss, RAMIRO, 30’s, owner of one of Raon’s electronics surplus shop. But Ramiro wants more than money from Nestor. Love-starved and porn-tired Ramiro wants Nestor’s young, lovely common-law wife, LUISA.
Ramiro makes Nestor a deal: take footages of Luisa’s naked body as she takes a bath and a portion of Nestor’s debt goes away. Nestor agrees and sets up a spy camera in the cramped common bathroom of the filthy tenement where they live to take video footages of his innocent, sexy wife.
Everything seems fair and square for the said bargain. Until the real price for such a deal pushes the characters into unexpected, unexplored boundaries of power play, love, lust, deceit, jealousy and pride, ultimately ending in a fatal pay-off.
Mon Confiado Ramiro
Alex Medina Nestor
Mara Lopez Luisa
CJ Ramos Butchoy
Joe Gruta Taning
Leon Miguel Jufran
Arpee Bautista Utog
Karen Gaerlan Juliet