Sargento Garcia 2000
16min | Short, Drama, Romance | August 2000 (Brazil)
The meeting between a young boy and a tough seargent in the 70’s.
An interesting little film, coming from an area of the world not renowned for their gay-themed films (even though recently things are changing, with a sizable production from Brazil and the excellent “Contracorriente” from Peru. “Sargento Garcia” manages, in less than 20 minutes, to expose the homo-eroticism of the army life and to show the true view behind the Latino tough-guy machismo facade. The acting of the two leads is competent, however the actor portraying the drag queen is really over the top. If the production values were better and with more efficient editing, this could’ve been a very good movie. Still it’s worth a look, if only for showing a part of the gay experience that is not frequently seen on film. Thank you for reading my effort at film-reviewing.
Director: Tutti Gregianin
Writers: Caio Fernando Abreu (story), Tutti Gregianin
Stars: Gedson Castro, Marcos Breda, Antônio Carlos Falcão
Release Date: August 2000 (Brazil)
Filming Locations: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil