108 (Cuchillo De Palo)

Release date: March 18, 2013
(NY)

Studio: Icarus Films

Director: Renate Costa Perdomo

MPAA Rating: N/A

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Starring: Rodolfo Costa, Hector Torres

Genre: Documentary

Duration: N/A

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Plot Summary:

When Rodolfo Costa was found on the floor of his home in Paraguay, he had been dead for days. Though ostensibly jobless, he had mysteriously amassed a small fortune. He also had an alias—Héctor Torres--and a secret life. In her powerful debut feature, which unfolds like a mystery novel, Costa Perdomo investigates the shadowy circumstances of Rodolfo’s death. Witnesses and clues gradually reveal Rodolfo’s true identity as a persecuted gay man amidst the terrifying “108” homosexual blacklists that ruined lives, careers, and families. 108 is a moving illustration of the impact that the right-wing dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled Paraguay from 1954 to 1989, had on the so-called “108”s living in the country as experienced by a single Paraguayan gay man and his family.

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