The Bet Collector
- 1 hr 38 min
A 2006 film from the Philippines, The Bet Collector tells the story of Amy, an aging kubrador -- a person who collects bets. Although the authorities continue to crack down on illegal numbers gambling, she holds on to the only job she has ever had for more than two decades. She strolls through the poor section of town she lives in, regularly collecting bets from multiple customers. Her husband tends to their small store, while her children have all left the nest. Realistic and powerful, The Bet Collector pulls no punches in its portrayal of a woman looking back on her life, her memories of the son who passed away and her continuing struggles with the local constables trying to rein in her illegal activity.