O Fantasma

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O Fantasma
The Phantom
Directed byJoão Pedro Rodrigues
Produced byAmândio Coroado
Written byAlexandre Melo
José Neves
StarringRicardo Meneses
Beatriz Torcato
Andre Barbosa
CinematographyRui Poças
Edited byPaulo Rebelo
João Pedro Rodrigues
Release date
  • 23 October 2000 (2000-10-23) (Portugal)
Running time
90 min.

O Fantasma (English: The Phantom or The Ghost) is a 2000 Portuguese explicit gay-themed film directed by João Pedro Rodrigues and produced at the independent production company Rosa Filmes.[1]


Young and handsome Sergio (Ricardo Meneses) works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon. He is uninterested in his pretty female co-worker Fatima, who displays an avid interest in him, so instead Sergio roams the city. Eventually Sergio becomes fascinated with a sleek motorcycle and its arrogant owner - a young man totally indifferent to Sergio. Sergio's surfacing desires unleash his darkest impulses, sending him down a dangerous path of violence, depravity, and degradation.


The film premiered at the 2000 Venice International Film Festival. It won the prize for best feature film in the New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and the Entrevues Film Festival. Ricardo Meneses was nominated for the 2001 Portuguese Golden Globe award for best leading actor.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Infos at rosafilmes.pt: click on "ENG", then on "ABOUT US", then on "FILMS", then on "PHANTOM"