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Criterion Collection: La Vie De Jesus

Criterion Collection: La Vie De Jesus

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

This French coming-of-age movie marked the debut of writer-director Bruno Dumont. The film bears a symbolic resemblance to the life of Jesus Christ, but it has no direct relationship with his life. The story is set in the small, economically stagnant town of Bailleul in northern France. Freddy (David Douche) is a 19-year-old epileptic whose mother runs a small restaurant. Freddy and his friends get unemployment benefits and ride motorbikes to kill time. They are bored and seething with unfocused resentments, which they often take out on local Arab immigrants. One immigrant, Kader (Kader Chaatouf), enrages Freddy and his friends by proposing marriage to Freddy's girlfriend Marie (Marjorie Cottreel), so Freddy and his friends set out to punish him. Dumont went on to direct the acclaimed drama L'humanite, also set in Bailleul. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2019
UPC: 0715515231411
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 2,088

Special Features

New interview with Dumont Conversation between Dumont and critic Phillippe Rouyer from 2014 Excerpts from two 1997 episodes of the French television program Le cercle de minuit Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Douche Freddy
Marjorie Cottreel Marie
Geneviève Cottreel Yvette
Kader Chaatouf Kader
Sebastien Delbaere Actor
Sebastian Bailleul Actor
Samuel Boidin Actor
Steve Smagghe Actor

Technical Credits
Bruno Dumont Director,Screenwriter
Rachid Bouchareb Producer
Jean Brehat Executive Producer
Pierre Choukroun Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Cuvillier Score Composer
Yves Deschamps Editor
Matthieu Imbert Sound/Sound Designer
Guy Lecorne Editor
Nathalie Raoul Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Rophe Sound/Sound Designer
Thierry Sabatier Sound/Sound Designer
Isabelle Sanchez Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederique Suchet Art Director
Philippe Van Leeuw Cinematographer
Ferouz Zaafour Makeup

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