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Jimmy P. (2013)

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A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Director:

Arnaud Desplechin

Writers:

Georges Devereux (based on "Reality and Dreams" by), Arnaud Desplechin | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benicio Del Toro ... Jimmy Picard
Michelle Thrush ... Gayle Picard
Gary Farmer ... Jack
Larry Pine ... Dr. Karl Menninger
Lise Lacasse Lise Lacasse ... Miss Wharton
Linda Boston ... Head of Admissions
Joseph Cross ... Dr. Holt
Barton Bund ... Radiologist
Loren Bass Loren Bass ... Neurologist
Elya Baskin ... Dr. Jokl
Dennis North ... Dr. Braatoy
David Lawrence Regal David Lawrence Regal ... Biologist
Hugh Maguire Hugh Maguire ... Opthalmologist
Mathieu Amalric ... Georges Devereux
Stephen Bridgewater ... Officer
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A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

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Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric both played villains in a James Bond movie : Del Toro in Licence to Kill (1989) and Amalric in Quantum of Solace (2008). See more »

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Jimmy Picard: You know, on the reservation we have an Indian agent to tell us what to to. I have lived all my life under that shit. And I come here, to the Winter Hospital, and it's even worse. I can't get away from all that. If a man keeps taking these things, as time goes on they pile up and one day it gets to be too much. Like you said. It pulls out in the weakest part of the body. It's like... pounding, in one spot. And that spot will be my head.
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Written by Harry Huffnagle
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Intriguing film about traumatic loss of culture and identity
2 July 2014 | by macktan894See all my reviews

Each of us springs from cultures that form our worldview, guide our behavior, create our sensibilities. But non-whites, especially, are coerced into discarding that identity and, through acculturation, becoming someone that they really aren't, someone who, over time, can no longer understand why they dream of a bear, a fox, and a baby and what in the world those images mean. An early scene in Jimmy P shows a white doctor asking Jimmy to respond to a picture he's shown of some white demonic guy with a knife in what looks like an operating room. Jimmy can't free associate anything from that picture. Not because he's crazy, but because it's meaningless to him. But later he can uncover meaning in a dream that includes a bear, a fox, and a baby.

Over a generation or two, Jimmy has lost many connections to his own past and cultural traditions. Although he can still sense them, he can't interpret them as they relate to his own psychological issues. He's broken laws that the dominant cultural doesn't regard as criminal at all. Not understanding this, he punishes himself even though freed by a white court of law.

Although Thunderheart may have been more entertaining, Jimmy P is enlightening about the psychic damage that happens when cultural and ethnic peoples are punished for who they are and made to ape other cultures to become accepted.


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,191, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$30,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,470,582
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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