7 Minutes





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7 Minutes.

The film takes place in Toulouse and tells the story of Jean, a 55 year-old policeman, who receives a phone call from his son Maxime to meet in a hotel. It’s there that he discovers his son and son’s boyfriend hanged. The autopsy shows that he died from an overdose of GHB, just seven minutes after his boyfriend. During an evening organized by Maxime’s friends, Jean discovers club BISOU, where his son used to frequent. He meets Fabien. Trying to know more about what happened, Jean goes to the club several times over and is quickly welcomed by the Bisouers. When Fabien becomes attached to him and little by little, Jean mixes his mourning with the desire to discover his son’s world. The two men begin a relationship that causes Jean to live in a world that he could never have imagined.


Ricky Mastro has a BA in Drama from the University of Washington (Seattle – USA), in Cinema (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado- Brasil), and a Master´s in Cinema in LGBTTT Identities (Universidade Anhembi Morumbi – Brasil). He has produced, directed and written 11 short-films that has being in over 200 film festivals. The Brazilian short film Xavier won the PROAC fund, destined to support cultural projects on LGBT issues in the State of Sao Paolo. In March 2016, he shot a short film La Tapette. In August of the same year, he successfully managed a crowdfunding campaign for his project, The Storm which he shot in Toulouse, France. Ricky is very active in LGBT festival circuit. He was one of the creators of Recifest (the first LGBT film festival in Recife, Brazil). In addition, he is a film programmer for DIGO (International Festival of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Goiás – Brazil).

Main filmography includes:

UM DIA NA VIDA DE UMA ESTRELA, short documentary (2006)

CINCO MINUTOS, short film (2008)

FELIZES PARA SEMPRE, short documentary (2009)

A MAIS FORTE, short film (2009)

KOKA, short documentary (2011)

XAVIER, short film (2016)

THE MOUSETRAP, short film (2016)

THE STORM, short film (2017)

7 MINUTES, feature film (2019)


  • Title
    7 Minutes
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    75′, col.

  • Director 
    Ricky Mastro
  • Screenplay 
    Ricky Mastro
  • Editing
    Plamen Marinov, Ricky Mastro,
    Léon Diana
  • Photography
    Luca Russo

  • Sound
    Camille Taillefer
  • Cast
    Antoine Herbez, Clément Naline,
    Valentin Malguy, Paul Arvenne,
    Cedrick Spinassou, Robin Larroque,
    Valérie Prudent

  • Production
    Poney Films, The Open Reel
  • Producer
    Ricky Mastro, Léon Diana, Yasmin Pastore Abdalla (executive producer),
    Cosimo Santoro (associate producer)

  • Sofia Meetings 2019 (Work in Progress)

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