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The interesting Portuguese writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues has followed up his strangely memorable and memorably strange O Fantasma (gay Lisbon garbageman prowls the night in a black rubber catsuit looking for dangerous hookups) with the equally strange Two Drifters, a second take on passion gone screwy.

This time around, the idyllic love affair of two good-looking young men, Rui (Nuno Gil) and Pedro (João Carreira), comes to a sudden and tragic end when Pedro dies in a car wreck on the night of their first anniversary celebration. Rui is devastated, but his grief appears normal, at least on the surface.

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Let me pitch a movie idea. There's this gay garbageman, see, and he lives in Portugal, see, and he's a pervert who roams the city at night in a black rubber catsuit and searches out dangerous anonymous sexual encounters. Would you care to invest?

Amazingly enough, someone did, and the result is O Fantasma, a naughty and strangely compelling slice of Lisbon life that proposes, somewhat fuzzily, that without grounding in a healthy loving relationship, we humans quickly devolve into the savage beasts that we truly are.

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