Watch a short clip
Download the movie on Mac or Windows computer and watch in High Quality Standard Definition on QuickTime Player, on Windows Media Player, on iTunes, on VLC Player or on your TV using your Apple TV anytime (1.46 GB).
*Not available for direct download on iPad, on iPhone, on iPod or other mobile devices and tablets. Screen the film online on iPad or iPhone or download the film on your Mac or Windows computer, open the film in iTunes and sync your iPad or iPhone to screen the film offline.
PROTAGONIST explores extremism through contrasting stories of personal revelation. The film features four individuals who have been devoted to personal odysseys - a cause, a quest, an ideal - to the point of total consumption. At first glance the characters appear disconnected: a former German terrorist, an “ex-gay” evangelist, a bank robber and a martial arts student. But as their stories unfold, one starts to see the parallels between the uncommon, common experience of these four men.
Each character embarks on a journey for valid reasons, only to find himself so deeply embedded in the cause that he becomes the opposite of what he had intended. He is blind to this fact, though, until the forces of fate and character boil and distill to a single moment of dark epiphany. In telling this echoing story, the film asks: what is the path to extremism? In responding to the turmoil of life, where does one draw the line between the reasonable and the unreasonable? And how does one recover from the delusion of certainty?