The Life of Jesus
DIRECTOR: BRUNO DUMONT
CAST: DAVID DOUCHE, MARJORIE COTTREEL, KADER CHAATOUF
Dumont came out swinging with his first feature, now twenty years old and still as assaultive and immediate as ever. Set in a grotty, working-class ‘burg in the north of France, an environment granted epic scope through peerless use of widescreen, the film focuses on Freddy, a no-account kid suffering from epilepsy who divides his time between mom’s house and motorbike rambles with his buddies, whose aimless lives are given the worst kind of purpose when an Algerian immigrant comes to town.