A Filipino fisherman, desperate for money, turns to dumping dead bodies into the sea for the current Philippine "Drug War".
Paolo Kagaoan reviews Basurero for In the Seats
“Filipino cinema, at least the version that makes it to festivals, has a reputation of being gritty. But Basurero is a decent example of the trend of Filipino films that shows grit without having to exaggerate its textures.” – Paolo Kagaoan
Paolo Kagaoan reviews Basurero for In the Seats and likes what he sees. From noting how cast-perfect Jericho Rosales is for the main character Bong, to the production value making excellent use of the “spaces” in the film. Moreover, Kagaoan lauded Basurero for exhibiting a different kind of “grit”, compared to that of other Filipino movies running along the festival circuit.