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Commander Fort: chaotic and with an author's look, the docuseries asks more questions than answers


Through four episodes, the Star+ production does not judge or condemn him. It focuses on their shadows. And in its lights.

A priori, making a series about Ricardo Fort, a character who from the age of 40 showed much of the last five years of his life, might seem redundant.


that brief period from his media breakthrough to his sudden death left endless questions


El comandante Fort

, the documentary series that Star+ premiered, narrates the rise and fall of the heir businessman, singer, actor and theater producer, with

an authorial and somewhat chaotic approach that is related to how its protagonist lived


Instead of judging or claiming it, the docuseries

opens the debate from various premises


How did an eccentric and at times authoritarian millionaire become so popular?

How is it that ten years after his death, his figure is still valid in the new generations through memes and kitsch icons?

Ricardo Fort, through the videos that he had himself filmed obsessively, is the real protagonist of his docuseries.

The four episodes mix unpublished archival footage and testimonials

from his closest circle, with some fiction.

Ricardo Fort impersonators -from the outset,

the protagonist is recreated through


technology (an artificial intelligence technique)

-, Juan José Muscari in the role of host,

the businessman's children, Felipe and Marta

, and his last partner,

Gustavo Martínez

, provide

that acting quota that cuts the coldness of the documentary


Created, directed and produced by

Patricio Alvarez Casado

, each chapter addresses a facet of his story and is told with his own imprint.

To the videos of Fort himself -a la Truman Show, he decided to film his life daily-, and behind the scenes of that same reality,

is added an unpublished intimate diary found during the production of the series

, in which RF talks about his failure in music and his first loves, among other things.

The production shows the lights and shadows of the character.

The first episode -one hour long- delves into the privacy of those years of media maelstrom, when

after the death of his father he decides to launch his career as an artist

and become a celebrity in Argentina, something he had been trying without success in Miami.

He also reconstructs the family genealogical tree -from his grandfather Felipe, founder of the chocolate empire-, to begin to understand the null link with his father and the mandates he had to break.

“Ricardo Fort lived as he wanted, died as he could and became a digital saint”

, says the voiceover of actor Claudio Rissi, while the operatic

A furtive tear

plays in the background, which

manages to give him a certain air of majestic myth


"Welcome to the depths of Commander Fort"

, closes this successful introduction to the docuseries.

Marta and Felipe Fort, Ricardo's children, take over the third episode of the doscuseries.

The second episode narrates

Fort's unknown love record and his first years of affective sexual freedom

in Miami.

His first couple appears,

a drag queen who met him in the gay nightclubs

of the late '80s and a photographer who photographed him naked and who tells of his obsession with the perfect body.

Now without Rissi as narrator,

Muscari and the actor Juan Pablo Mirabelli officiate as hosts-spectators

of the most revealing episode.

The third episode focuses more on his children, Marta and Felipe, who

honor him with an original song and video clip

in which the heirs actively participated.

And the fourth, whose protagonist is Gustavo Martínez, his last couple,

closes with his unexpected death

De él.

The docuseries

manages to undress all the threads of a complex character full of contradictions

who in front of the camera was full and sure of himself, but in reality he hid traumas, obsessions and insecurities like anyone else.

In February 2013, leaving the clinic after having been operated on for peritonitis in Mar del Plata.

He died nine months later.

But, more than that, he succeeds in his attempt to analyze and understand it without falling into morbidity, cracks or subjective views around his figure.




Documentary series 


Ricardo Fort, Marta and Felipe Fort, José María Muscari, Gustavo Martínez (voiceover by Claudio Rissi) 


Patricio Álvarez Casado.


Four episodes available on Star+.

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