MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,121 this week

Man Facing Southeast (1986)
"Hombre mirando al sudeste" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  13 March 1987 (USA)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 2,495 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 18 critic

A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 24 Jun 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man Facing Southeast (1986)

Man Facing Southeast (1986) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man Facing Southeast.
13 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It is the fantastic story of a couple that has the chance to live for centuries loving one another because of various reincarnations.

Director: Eliseo Subiela
Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Mariana Arias, Oscar Martínez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Gaviria
Stars: Lady Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Initially mistaken for a comedy, this low-budget movie tells how some people solve a murder. Effective use of simple sets mixed with freezing and difficult shooting conditions have created ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Region
Stars: Jason Kulas, Peggy McClellan, Scott Winters
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo
Crane World (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela
Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two kids take a book from a trash can. They begin to read the story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City. Carpenter Pepe "El Toro" (Infante) lives with his daughter Chachita (Munoz) and ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez
Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Carmen Montejo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria
Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Eliseo Subiela
Stars: Daniel Fanego, Romina Ricci, Atilio Pozzobon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Eliseo Subiela
Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Ariadna Gil, Nacha Guevara
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lorenzo Quinteros ...
Dr. Julio Denis
Hugo Soto ...
Rantes
Inés Vernengo ...
Beatriz Dick
Cristina Scaramuzza ...
Nurse
Tomas Voth
David Edery
Rúbens Correa ...
Doctor Prieto
Rodolfo Rodas
Horacio Marassi
Jean Pierre Reguerraz
Rodolfo Elsegood
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tito Haas
Andrés Tiengo
Edit

Storyline

A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is himself unhappy, and affected by the patient's insight. But he is ordered to treat the patient according to institutional procedure. Written by Greg Pribyl <gpribyl@isd.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Somewhere Between The Insane And The Unreal Lies The Mystery Of The Man Facing Southeast.

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man Facing Southeast  »

Box Office

Gross:

$725,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed at the Borda Hospital, a real mental institution located in Buenos Aires. Some patients appear as extras in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Rantes: It is only a series of mathematical patterns; yet it has such a deep effect on the men. Why is that? Where is the magic? Is it in the composer? Is it those who hear it and feel emotion? Is it in me? I can understand these emotions, but I cannot feel them. Excuse me, I'm Rantes.
See more »

Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A brilliant film, as long as you see the subtitled version
8 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Man Facing Southeast is a very good, deep, thought-provoking film. Beautiful, stark visuals, music, and good acting all work to create a very intense and utterly mesmerizing atmosphere. But don't bother renting it - as far as I know only the dubbed version is available on video. With dialogue that takes itself this seriously, it takes extreme skill to keep it from being merely pretentious and ridiculous - a skill which the dubbers completely lacked. Thus a great, serious film is turned into one of those completely unwatchable abominations where you don't know if you should laugh or cry.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
K-Pax ripped this movie chinpeng
DVD release??? jaysondh
A World Class Brilliant Film ohomen171
Painting cesar_manolo
English or French Subtitles! thitapet
movie in german ? ares-kum
Discuss Man Facing Southeast (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?