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
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Critic Reviews for Hombre Mirando al Sudeste
This is the movie that "K-Pax" ripped off.
Writer-director Subiela incorporates a wide variety of influences to create a fascinating, multifaceted work of art.
It shows huge promise -- its mystery, its patient pace and its eerie resonance sometimes transcend its didactics.
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.
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