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Man Facing Southeast (Hombre mirando al sudeste)

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Release Date:January 1, 1986
Running time:108 minutes
Cast:Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto
Director:Eliseo Subiela

Description: 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.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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