O Fantasma

O Fantasma (English: The Phantom or The Ghost) is a 2000 Portuguese erotic drama film directed by João Pedro Rodrigues (in his feature directorial debut) and produced by the independent production company Rosa Filmes.[2]

O Fantasma
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Portuguese theatrical release poster
Directed byJoão Pedro Rodrigues
Produced byAmândio Coroado
Written by
  • João Pedro Rodrigues
  • José Neves
  • Paulo Rebelo
  • Alexandre Melo
CinematographyRui Poças
Edited by
  • Paulo Rebelo
  • João Pedro Rodrigues
Release date
  • 8 September 2000 (2000-09-08) (Venice)
  • 20 October 2000 (2000-10-20) (Portugal)
Running time
87 minutes
Box office$126,783 (United States)[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 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. Meneses was nominated for the 2001 Portuguese Golden Globe award for Best Leading Actor.


  1. ^ "O Fantasma (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  2. ^ "O Fantasma" (in Portuguese). Rosa Filmes. Retrieved 4 May 2020.

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