Jim is a teenager of African origin, adopted by a French family after her whole family was massacred. Her only passion is for Björk, who has become her secret confidante and whom she ... See full summary »
Jim is a teenager of African origin, adopted by a French family after her whole family was massacred. Her only passion is for Björk, who has become her secret confidante and whom she pictures surrounded by polar bears in Iceland. Recently, Jim has been very down. She refuses to eat. Doctors decide to intern her. Jim's only way out is to flee to Iceland to see the polar bears. Her incredible journey begins, from Paris to Reykjavik via Hamburg, England and the Faroe Islands. But is it real or a figment of her imagination? Will it cure or condemn her? Written by
Bruno Nuyten is a rare director. His first movie, "camille claudel" (with isabelle Adjani & gérard Depardieu) has been quite a big hit in France, I must say I didn't like it : seeing Adjani constantly shouting "I'm not mad"... boring. I didn't see his two other movies. "Jim, la nuit" has nothing to do with Camille Claudel, it's much more delicate. The plot is very interesting : an african little girl whose village died in a war maybe (Rwanda ?) is raised in France by a couple of teachers. They are beloving, and she is nice, good at school, clever,... But there is a shadow over her, this violent past, the memory of her grand father... She stops eating and she doesn't think anybody could help her except... Björk Gudmunsdottir, yeah, the singer Björk : Geraldine (Jim) the african thinks that the icelandic queen of the polar bears may help her, and let her bears eat her. Starts a journey to iceland with some weird encounters. A very nice movie.
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