Friday, December 21, 2018

"One Point Less in the Sky": in high school, two young men who pretend to be straight have to come to terms with each other




One Point Less in the Sky” (“Un punto menos sobre el cielo”) is a short film by Roberto Carlos that seems to be set in Mexico.

Roberto Carlos and Oscar Calero play two high school teens, developing a bond.  They both pretend to be straight and attempt to date girls.


Now in my high school days, this kind of openness with a chum wasn’t possible although it came close (I’m thinking of a particular night in August 1961).
  
But the film has a very disturbing first shot and final shot, which explains the title.  I don’t know if the script (in Spanish) really justifies it.  The end credits also have warnings.
   
Picture: By Jeff Kramer - Flickr: Cathedral, CC BY 2.0, Link

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