Protagonist (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jessica Yu
Written by Jessica Yu
Starring Hans-Joachim Klein
Mark Pierpont
Joe Loya
Mark Salzman
Distributed by IFC Films
Release dates
  • November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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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