Calibrated to shock with its transgressive blend of filth and kink, João Pedro Rodrigues’s grimy psychosexual odyssey is no mere provocation, but a deeply felt howl of queer anguish and alienation. Set almost entirely in the night world of Lisbon, O Fantasma traces the descent into degradation of Sergio, a scowling young trash collector whose primal lust and sadomasochistic obsession with a handsome motorcyclist drive him to disturbing extremes. It all builds toward a hallucinatory metamorphosis that makes literal the agonized otherness of queer identity and finds Rodrigues pushing gay art cinema into daring new territory. 35mm print courtesy of Cinemateca Portuguesa.
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