Ivan and his fellow watchmen are tasked to bust prostitutes, drug dealers, and murderers in one of Manila's darkest cemetery, at night. Here, hundreds of squatters live in improvised shacks on top of the tombs. Life is hard for both watchmen and illegal settlers but Ivan, a young culinary arts school dropout coming from a wealthy family of accountants, has a completely different struggle: to find a real place in the world, as a chef or as a watchman, committed to save his neighborhood, and his friends. Regardless the dangers, the murders, and ghost stories haunting their nights, Ivan and his fellows have strong feelings for the cemetery: from fear and repulsion to love and fascination. When a political turnover forces them to leave their uniforms, the watchmen are at risk to cross the thin line between being the law and being against it, and Ivan will be the only one to help them.
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