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108(Cuchillo de Palo)

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Spain, Paraguay · 2013
1h 33m
Director Renate Costa
Starring Miguel Auad Petunia, Renate Costa, Manuel Cuenca, Nancy Baruja
Genre Documentary

Rodolfo was the only one who didn't want to be a blacksmith like his father: he wanted to be a dancer. The search for the traces of his life leads to the discovery that in the eighties in Paraguay, under Stroessner's dictatorship, Rodolfo was included in one of the "108 lists of homosexuals", arrested and tortured. Rodolfo's story reveals a part of the hidden and silenced history of Paraguay.

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Slant Magazine by

Renate Costa's doc gradually simplifies into an elaborate seesaw between general, journalistic scoopery and unabashedly personal confrontation.


The New York Times by Jeannette Catsoulis

Patiently photographed by Carlos Vásquez, who bestows the same gentle attention on grainy snapshots and the beautifully ruined face of an aging drag queen, 108 peels back layers of delusion and dishonesty.


The Hollywood Reporter by John DeFore

Costa's inquiry into that life offers a deeply felt angle on the broader realities of life in Paraguay during the '80s; while the intimate film is unlikely to expand beyond niche theatrical bookings, it will affect many who see it.

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