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.
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.

International title
Body Electric
Filmmaker
Marcelo Caetano
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
95’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Beto Tibiriça, Marcelo Caetano, Ivan Melo
Production Company
Plateau Produções, Desbun Filmes, África Filmes
Sales
m-appeal
Writer
Marcelo Caetano, Hilton Lacerda, Gabriel Domingues, Marcelo Caetano
Cinematography
Andrea Capella
Editor
Frederico Benevides
Production Design
Maíra Mesquita
Sound Design
Danilo Carvalho, Lucas Coelho de Carvalho
Music
Marcelo Caetano, Ricardo Vincenzo
Cast
Kelner Macêdo, Lucas Andrade , Welket Bungué, Ronaldo Serruya