K-Pax || After claiming he is an extraterrestrial from the planet ‘K-PAX’, 1,000 light years away in the Lyra constellation, prot (not capitalized and pronounced with a long O, rhyming with boat) is committed to the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan. There, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Powell attempts to cure him of his apparent delusions. However, prot is unwavering in his ability to provide cogent answers to questions about himself, K-PAX, and its civilizations. His medical examination only reinforces his story, as prot can see ultraviolet light and he is completely resistant to the effects of Thorazine. Powell introduces him to a group of astrophysicists who are befuddled when prot displays a level of knowledge about his claimed star system that was unknown to them.
Prot also wins over the other patients at the Institute, each of whom believes unquestioningly that he is indeed from K-PAX. Prot, who claims to have journeyed to Earth by means of “light-travel”, explains that he can take one person with him when he returns. Thereafter, most of the patients at the Institute ask prot to take them with him.
Upon learning that many of his patients expect to leave Earth on July 27. Powell confronts prot, who explains that it is a predetermined date. However, Powell believes this to be a significant date in prot’s life, a day on which he suffered a severe psychological trauma. Powell decides to subject prot to regression hypnosis, which works well. Using information gained from these sessions, Powell figures out that prot may simply be an alter ego of. Robert Porter, a man from New Mexico who attempted suicide in 1996 after his wife and child were murdered. Powell tries to confront prot with this knowledge.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Actors: Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Mary Mccormack
Directors: Iain Softley
Production: Intermedia Films, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Pathe Pictures International
Duration: 120 Menit
Quality: HD (High)
Release Date: 22 October 2001
Countries: USA, Germany