108 (Cuchillo De Palo)

Release date:March 18, 2013

Studio:Icarus Films

Director:Renate Costa Perdomo

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Rodolfo Costa, Hector Torres


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.