Protagonist (film)

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Protagonist
Protagonistposter07.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJessica Yu
Written byJessica Yu
StarringHans-Joachim Klein
Mark Pierpont
Joe Loya
Mark Salzman
Distributed byIFC Films
Release dates
  • November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
German (Klein only)
Greek (certain puppetry segments)
 
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Protagonist
Protagonistposter07.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJessica Yu
Written byJessica Yu
StarringHans-Joachim Klein
Mark Pierpont
Joe Loya
Mark Salzman
Distributed byIFC Films
Release dates
  • November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
German (Klein only)
Greek (certain puppetry segments)

Protagonist is a 2007 documentary film about the parallels between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure. The film was written and directed by Jessica Yu.

It featured extensive interviews with German terrorist Hans-Joachim Klein, ex-gay Christian evangelist Mark Pierpont, Mexican bank-robber Joe Loya, and martial-arts enthusiast Mark Salzman (and the director's husband). Interspersed with the interviews are scenes from ancient Greek drama performed by puppets.

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