Sebastiane (1976) (en)
- Original title: Sebastiane
- Evaluation: 7.1 (Votes: 47)
- Genres: Drama
- Release date 1976-12-17 (1976)
- Duration: 86 Min
- Keywords: living in exile, military unit, erotic movie, hunt, pacifist, slow motion, ancient rome, fight, religious prejudice, torture, 4th century, situational sexuality, execution, homoeroticism, gay, military outpost, exile, pagan, sword duel
Rome, AD 303. Emperor Diocletian demotes his favourite, Sebastian, from captain of the palace guard to the rank of common soldier and banishes him to a remote coastal outpost where his fellow soldiers, weakened by their desires, turn to homosexual activities to satisfy their needs. Sebastian becomes the target of lust for the officer Severus, but repeatedly rejects the man's advances. Castigated for his Christian faith, he is tortured, humiliated and ultimately killed.