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Hombre Mirando al Sudeste (1986)

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This Argentine film freshens up an old cinematic device: juxtaposing science fiction and religion. A Buenos Aires mental hospital is thrown into an uproar when a mysterious male patient appears out of nowhere. As the psychiatrists grill the stranger, he sticks to a story that suggests that his origins are far from earthly. In fact, if his seemingly supernatural powers are any proof, he may well be a space alien. Unable to comprehend the incomprehensible, the authorities decide to lock the visitor away from public view, maybe even put an end to his life--and the analogies to Christ and Christianity are lost on no one.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Eliseo Subiela
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Runtime:
New World Pictures

Cast

Hugo Soto
as Rantes
Lorenzo Quinteros
as Dr. Julio Denis
Rubens W. Correa
as Dr. Prieto
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Critic Reviews for Hombre Mirando al Sudeste

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

It shows huge promise -- its mystery, its patient pace and its eerie resonance sometimes transcend its didactics.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

There's a pleasing mood to "Man Facing Southeast" that makes you want to like it. But the story is so sluggish and takes such illogical twists that you give up.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Enigmatic Christ parable that's set in a mental institution.

Full Review… | February 20, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is the movie that "K-Pax" ripped off.

March 21, 2008
ColeSmithey.com

Audience Reviews for Hombre Mirando al Sudeste

Hollywood went in to do a remake: "K-pax" but it did not work out! Subiela is a rare cinama genius with such titles as "The dark side of the heart". Eliseo Subiela indulges in a neo-materialistic discourse witha new dialectic approach that would leave even Hegel flabbergasted. Highly political, it's a very elegant critic to the post-industrialization, consumer society. Set in Argentina, the editing and camera work are exquisite. Go ahead and get it, this you will regret not :)

Go rent this film right now!
A man shows up at an insane asylum
and claims he is from another planet.
He is a genius and begins to show the
hospital staff the blind spots with respect
to their humanity. The orchestra scene is perhaps my favorite of any film!

hannonscott
Scott Hannon
½

A surprisinly good SciFi/Fantasy from Argentina with very deep Philosphical insihts of religion, psychiatry and relations. It was unfrtunately remade as an Americam film K-PAX - which had potential based on it's cast but lost so much in translation

johnbassett
JOHN Bassett

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