Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sebastiane



1976 British Feature

Cast: Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Leonardo Treviglio, Richard Warwick, Donald Dunham, Daevid Finbar, Ken Hicks, Lindsay Kemp, Steffano Massari and Janusz Romanov
Directors: Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman
Writers: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman, James Whaley and Jack Welch (Latin translation)

Synopsis:
300 AD: the Roman Sebastianus is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men who, weakened by their desires, turn to each other to satisfy their carnal needs.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 57%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • The martyred Christian saint Sebastian, commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows, is commonly (and controversially) referred to as a gay male icon.
  • Feature film debut of director Derek Jarman.
  • All the dialogue in the film is spoken in Latin. It is the only English film to have been released in Britain with English subtitles.
  • When asked about the film's nudity, director Derek Jarman replied, "We couldn't afford costumes". 
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show alum Nell Campbell, Peter Hinwood and Patricia Quinn cameo in the film as guests of the Emperor.

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