Body Electric -An erotic tale of identity and sexuality set in modern day Brazil
An erotic tale of identity and sexuality set in modern day Brazil. Elias works as an assistant designer in a clothing factory. As the distance between his professional and personal life closes, Elias explores his desires, invigorated by the freedom offered through his companions. Against the warnings of his superiors, Elias takes to socialising into the night with co-workers.
The summer is coming and Elias has been dreaming of the sea a lot. In the factory where he works, his responsibilities increase as the holiday season approaches. After one more night working overtime, Elias and the workers decide to go out and have some beer. That is when new encounters and desires open up to his horizons.
Elias works in São Paulo as a designer in a clothing factory. He has virtually no contact with his family. He finds amusement in fleeting sex and friendships with his equally hard-working colleagues. When a handsome African immigrant joins their team, Elias becomes interested in this Fernando. He invites his colleagues on nocturnal excursions in order to get to know the newcomer better.
This motley collection of textile workers seek social solace in drink, music and one another. Like a modern Scheherazade, Elias generously shares his thousand-and-one adventures with his contacts. The cordial protagonist supplely moves between different classes, subcultures and male and female identities in this natural, social drama.
Caetano discusses racial and sexual diversity
As in his previous short films, in his feature debut Marcelo Caetano discusses racial and sexual diversity, with young Brazilians trying to explore their natures and identities freely in a society that is making life increasingly difficult for LGBT people.
This feature debut by director Marcelo Caetano captures the beauty and the excitement of Elias’ sexual awakening, as seen against the colourful and vibrant backdrop of São Paulo.
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