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  • Summary: Filmmaker Renate Costa explores the life of her uncle Rodolfo who was included in one of the "108 lists of homosexuals", arrested and tortured during Paraguay dictator Alfredo Stroessner's rule.
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  1. Reviewed by: Lily Janiak
    Mar 12, 2013
    80
    Costa's grainy footage looks amateurish at times—at one point, she runs out of battery and the screen goes dark—but her rule-breaking is bold.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 17, 2013
    80
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Mar 20, 2013
    80
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Jon Lanthier
    Mar 16, 2013
    75
    Renate Costa's doc gradually simplifies into an elaborate seesaw between general, journalistic scoopery and unabashedly personal confrontation.
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