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The plot is forwarded by characters.

 Besides the protagonist and the antagonist, the film also includes
 supporting characters.
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Characters tell the story of the film, they forward the plot.

The most important characters are the protagonist or the main character, and the antagonist, the adversary.

Film characters can be divided into the following categories:

The above-mentioned division is mostly a tool for analyzing films, but it is quite useful to the scriptwriter, as well. Cf. Role.


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