PROTAGONIST explores extremism through contrasting stories of personal revelation. The film features four individuals who have been devoted to personal odysseys - a cause, a quest, an ideal - to the point of total consumption. At first glance the characters appear disconnected: a former German terrorist, an “ex-gay” evangelist, a bank robber and a martial arts student. But as their stories unfold, one starts to see the parallels between the uncommon, common experience of these four men.
“…an enthralling documentary”
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“Each man’s story as he tells it is riveting, truly stranger than fiction, and awesome, too, in the way of unfathomable humans.“
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
“…wonderfully accomplished, unexpected and challenging.”
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“….”Protagonist” is an irresistible and novel trip into innovative storytelling and satisfying resolutions.“
- John Anderson, Variety
Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize Nominee
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|Availability:||USA & Canada|
|Running Time:||90 minutes + 25 bonus minutes|
|Technical Aspects:||Dolby Digital, 16:9 anamorphic,
NTSC Region 0
|Copyright:||© 2006 Carr Foundation and Jessica Yu. All rights reserved.|