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albertofarina's rating of the film Sebastiane

Sent in exile on a island without women, christian soldier Sebastiane rejects his centurion and meets his fate. Jarman's debut feature is a provocative poem on carnal and spiritual love that investigates the masochistic grounds of unconditional religious devotion. Striking frame composition and unexpected tongue-in-cheek elements (Cecili Milli!) more than make up for low-budget and lack of synchronous dialogue.