Bruno DumontStill: Jeannette
Paris (1993, short), Marie et Freddy/Marie and Freddy (1994, short), La vie de Jésus/The Life of Jesus (1997), L’humanité/Humanity (1999), Twentynine Palms (2003), Flandres (2006), Hadewijch (2009), Hors Satan/Outside Satan (2011), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), P’tit Quinquin/L’il Quinquin (2014), Ma loute/Slack Bay (2016), Jeannette (2017), Coincoin et les z’inhumains/Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (2018, TV series), Jeanne d’Arc/Joan of Arc (2019), France (2021)
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La vie de Jésus (2)
La vie de Jésus
Superior Northern-French rural drama about mopeds, fucking, the existential dead-end street and latent racism of the epileptic Freddy (and his friends).
A policeman with a simple, sensitive nature investigates the murder of a little girl. A film about human suffering, about the human condition in the countryside of French-speaking Belgium, but also an intimate portrait of a man who cannot come to terms with the evil of the world around him. Winner of the Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes.
An American photographer and his new French girlfriend drive their Hummer through the desert near Twentynine Palms, not far from Zabriskie Point. They seem to be in love, but horror is on the horizon. "This is a couple that lives for pure pleasure and that will be led into abomination." Breathtaking landscapes and plenty of fucking in 'American' film by Dumont.
A young novice is thrown out of the nunnery and leaves with an Arab for the Middle East in order to sacrifice herself for her God. Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch is not interested in a specific conflict or a specific religion, but in the psychology of fanaticism.
In 1425, 8-year-old Jeannette is not Joan of Arc yet but is already yearning to kick some English butt out of France. Based on Charles Peguy's poetic writing about the fierce heroine, this unorthodox retelling is an electro-heavy-metal-punk musical that Bruno Dumont infuses with energy and madness.
Bruno Dumont depicts Jeanne d'Arc’s later years, in which she was accused of heresy and witchcraft, in his signature way.
What if famous TV journalist France (Léa Seydoux) suddenly found herself on the wrong side of the story? Biting satire on media and politics.