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Mental Illness: Major Films  
TitleMan Facing Southeast (1986)
Alternative/Original TitleHombre Mirando al Sudeste
DisabilityMental
CountryArgentina
Length108
GenreHospital drama
Rating3
DirectorEliseo Subiela
CastLorenzo Quinteros Hugo Soto Ines Vernengo
NotesColour and B/W Psychiatrist in mental hospital faced by patient claiming to be alien. The man is intelligent and has strange powers but spends hours facing south east claiming to be communicating with the planet he came from. He eventually dies from Electric Shock Therapy (N.B.. something that in reality happens very rarely). While the film tries to leave us feeling ambiguous about the man's origins a pinch of scepticism needs to be tossed over one's shoulder and a smidgen of metaphor chewed on.

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