Protagonist

Overview

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu offers an unusual look at the simultaneous diversity and commonality of four very different men in this documentary. In Protagonist, Yu recalls the structural format of the ancient Greek playwright Euripides -- whose stories were often marked by human tragedy, the commentary of a chorus of independent observers, and the sudden and unexpected intervention of the divine -- as she chronicles the lives of a thief, a student of martial arts, a preacher who has renounced his ...
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Overview

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu offers an unusual look at the simultaneous diversity and commonality of four very different men in this documentary. In Protagonist, Yu recalls the structural format of the ancient Greek playwright Euripides -- whose stories were often marked by human tragedy, the commentary of a chorus of independent observers, and the sudden and unexpected intervention of the divine -- as she chronicles the lives of a thief, a student of martial arts, a preacher who has renounced his past as a homosexual, and a political terrorist. Protagonist was screened in competition as part of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

Interview with Jessica Yu; Behind the scenes puppet shoot; Title animations; Original trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • UPC: 718122514823
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Alive Mind
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,488

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hans Joachim-Klein Participant
Joe Loya Participant
Mark Pierpont Participant
Mark Salzman Participant
Technical Credits
Jessica Yu Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Jeff Beal Score Composer
Greg Carr Executive Producer
Karl Hahn Cinematographer
Russell Harper Cinematographer
Matthew Iadarola Sound/Sound Designer
Linda Montagne Casting
Elise Pearlstein Producer
Matt Small Editor
Noble Smith Executive Producer
Susan West Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Protagonist
1. Character [11:51]
2. Provocation [5:16]
3. Opportunity [7:10]
4. Turning Point [7:45]
5. Fever [9:15]
6. Certainty [7:03]
7. Threshold [8:41]
8. Doubt [4:18]
9. Catharsis [6:15]
10. Reversal [4:19]
11. Cost [5:57]
12. Reflection [5:04]
13. Resolution [5:04]
14. End Credits [1:57]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Protagonist
   Play
   Chapters
   Set Up
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Digital Stereo
   Bonus
      Director's Interview
      Title Animations
      Gallery: Behind the Scenes Puppet Shoot
      Trailer
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