The Last of Philip Banter (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Spain, Switzerland, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This surreal drama, based on a novel by John Franklin, is dominated by symbolism and mystery intended to work on several levels at once. Philip Banter (Scott Paulin) is quite disturbed by the collapse of his marriage, so he's quite upset when goes to his office one day and sees a manuscript sitting on his desk. As he starts to read it, scenes from the manuscript are interspersed with scenes from Banter's own life, and no distinction is made between the two. Circumstances have left Banter suffering from paranoia, but at the same time it does seem as though someone is out to get him. Does the answer lie somewhere in the manuscript?

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alcoholism, craziness, mental-illness, prediction, self-destruction, writing