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The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus

1997 / 96min / 35mm

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.

The Life of Jesus is part of the series Imported from France. Click herefor more info.