X | | Drama, Romance
Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable.
The title is the Latin vocative form of Sebastian's name, and means "O Sebastian!".
His eyes are so beautiful. He has sky-blue eyes.
Justin: What is this? What are you talking about?
Sebastian: His hair is like the sun's rays.
Sebastian: His body is golden like molten gold. This hand of his... will smooth away these wounds. Justin, he is as beautiful ...
It takes a full minute for Sebastian to pour his jug of water onto himself, a seemingly long and impossibly protracted amount of time. He finally sets the jug down but then proceeds to continue his shower with water hitting him from somewhere overhead. (Presumably he had just trained the desert air how to accommodate him by demonstrating a desired effect, and the desert air obliges by squeezing copious amounts of water from itself to wash him.)
When shown on British television in the 1980s, a shot of a naked man with the erection was cut out of the film.