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The Life of Jesus (1997)
"La vie de Jésus" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 June 1997 (France)
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A social movie about life nowadays in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They try to pass away the time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Douche ...
Freddy
Marjorie Cottreel ...
Marie
Kader Chaatouf ...
Kader
Sébastien Delbaere ...
Gégé
Samuel Boidin ...
Michou
Steve Smagghe ...
Robert
Sébastien Bailleul ...
Quinquin
Geneviève Cottreel ...
Freddy's mother (Yvette)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Berteloot ...
Infirmière (as Suzanne Bertelot)
Jeanne ...
Freddy's mother (Double for nude scenes)
Sophie Ruckebusch ...
Majorette
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A social movie about life nowadays in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They try to pass away the time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by directing their aggressive feelings towards Arabic immigrants. Freddy is in love with Marie, a cashier at a local supermarket. When she is proposed by Kader, an young Arab man, Freddy and his friends have an idea: they decide to punish Kader for what they call "such a provocation." After they have raped another girl, Marie finally commits to Kader, which seals his fate. Written by Philippe Petit <Philippe.Petit@pobox.com>

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Proletarian answer to the "Nouvelle Vague".

Around 1960 Truffaut Chabrol and theur friends stunned the world by simply filming the World around them without any message or morality . But they mostly filmed High and Middle French Bourgeoisis . This one is set far from the Cote d'Azur..But it is not a Ken Loach Movie..In British Working Class Films People Cry,Fight,Shout and Laugh...Here They Speak a Little but they dont say anything just because they have nothing to say..And when They Talk You hardly understand one word out of three..(atleast foreign audiences will enjoy the subtitles !)..This Movie is Rude and Harsh and send back to Noddyland all other so-called "no Future" Movies . Still there's a strange beauty if the filming of those northern areas close to Ruysdael and Dutch paintings.."La vie de Jesus" belongs to this kind of film you hate at first and that you keep looking and looking to understand why . An absolute Must for all Indies lovers .


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