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Protagonist (2007)

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Jessica Yu's documentary explores the relationship between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure by weaving together the stories of four men: German terrorist, a bank robber, an "ex-gay" evangelist, and a martial arts student.

Director:

Jessica Yu

Writer:

Jessica Yu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hans-Joachim Klein Hans-Joachim Klein ... Himself
Mark Salzman Mark Salzman ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Ancient Greek Narrator (voice)
Joe Loya Joe Loya ... Himself
Mark Pierpont Mark Pierpont ... Himself
Marina Sirtis ... Ancient Greek Narrator (voice)
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Jessica Yu's documentary explores the relationship between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure by weaving together the stories of four men: German terrorist, a bank robber, an "ex-gay" evangelist, and a martial arts student.

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What do a bank robber, a terrorist, a kung fu student, and a gay evangelist have in common? They're all just like you. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Greek

Release Date:

January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,495, 2 December 2007, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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A wonderful documentary
4 January 2008 | by diederik-stolkSee all my reviews

Simply a wonderful documentary.

This film is a simple, humble, intelligent and beautifully crafted work of art. A must see for everyone who is interested in people stories about human transformation and growth of the individual.

The careful selection of the 4 interviewees (the protagonists), the use of Greek mythology and puppetry leaves the viewer astonished and amazed right up to the end. I can not stress that the film's brilliance is in its constructiveness and the narrative's simplicity.

A small sensible documentary that one could class along such other great documentaries as Être et Avoir, Capturing the Friedmans, Titicut Follies. Definitely,One of the great documentaries of the year!

It is unnecessary to say more, watch be amazed, moved and touched.


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