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O Fantasma (2000)

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Young and handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. He can't force himself to connect with his pretty female co-worker Fatima, who displays an avid ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ricardo Meneses ...
Beatriz Torcato ...
Fátima
Andre Barbosa ...
João (as André Barbosa)
Eurico Vieira ...
Virgilio
Jorge Almeida ...
Police 1
Salomão ...
Man with Doberman
Joaquim Oliveira ...
Mário
Florindo Lourenço ...
Matos
Rodrigo Garin ...
Young man in bathroom
Luis Zorro ...
Young man in Sergio's room (as Luís Zorro)
Maria Paola Porru ...
João's Mother
João Rui Guerra da Mata ...
Police 2 (as Guerra da Mata)
Lorde ...
Lorde
Swing ...
Doberman
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Young and handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. He can't force himself to connect with his pretty female co-worker Fatima, who displays an avid interest in him, so instead Sergio roams the city with the trash company's pet dog. Eventually Sergio becomes fascinated with a sleek motorcycle, and then also its owner, João - a young man totally indifferent to Sergio. The frustrated trash collector's surfacing sexual desires unleash his darkest impulses, sending him down a dangerous path of violence, depravity and degradation. Written by mikhail080@cs.com

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No one can live without love!

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20 October 2000 (Portugal)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,434 (USA) (27 November 2002)

Gross:

$125,651 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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A rare film that stays with you.
10 July 2002 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The protagonist is not necessarily likeable, but the film maker ensures he is compelling, both physically in the way he moves and reacts, and emotionally as he responds to people and, especially, things. It is shot mostly at night, wonderfully catching the colours in what we usually think of as black. Not many films keep coming back to the mind as this one does, just for its beauty, and the success with which it shows how an obsession can consume a person.


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