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The Life of Jesus (1997)

La vie de Jésus (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 4 June 1997 (France)
A social movie about current life in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They pass away time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by directing their ... See full summary »

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Bruno Dumont

Writer:

Bruno Dumont (scenario)

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Douche ... Freddy
Marjorie Cottreel ... Marie
Kader Chaatouf Kader Chaatouf ... Kader
Sébastien Delbaere Sébastien Delbaere ... Gégé
Samuel Boidin Samuel Boidin ... Michou
Steve Smagghe Steve Smagghe ... Robert
Sébastien Bailleul Sébastien Bailleul ... Quinquin
Geneviève Cottreel Geneviève Cottreel ... Yvette - la mère de Freddy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Berteloot Suzanne Berteloot ... L'infirmière (as Suzanne Bertelot)
Hélène Blaevoet Hélène Blaevoet ... La collègue de Marie
Madame Chaatouf Madame Chaatouf ... La mère de Kader
Monsieur Chaatouf Monsieur Chaatouf ... Le père de Kader
Harmonie de Bailleul Harmonie de Bailleul ... Eux-mêmes
Melinda Deseure Melinda Deseure ... La chef des majorettes
Francis Desure Francis Desure ... Le policier avec Freddy
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Storyline

A social movie about current life in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They pass away time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by directing their aggressive feelings towards Arab immigrants. Freddy is in love with Marie, a cashier at a local supermarket. When she is proposed to by Kader, a 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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

4 June 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life of Jesus See more »

Filming Locations:

Nord, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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French visa # 87727 delivered on 3-1-1997. See more »

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Interesting :-)
11 November 1998 | by 030-Kino.de-2See all my reviews

This is an interesting French movie about young people, boredom, love, jealousy, and racism. From time to time the film moves from reality close to absurdity, and it leaves mostly the story behind - unfortunately.


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