The Life of Jesus

by Bruno Dumont1h361996France

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Réalisateur : Bruno Dumont
    • Scénario : Bruno Dumont
    • Directeur de la photographie : Philippe Van Leeuw
    • Costumes : Nathalie Raoul
    • Montage : Guy Lecorne
    • Musique originale : Richard Cuvillier
    • Producteur : Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat
    • Société de production : 3B Productions, CRRAV - Centre Régional de Ressources Audiovisuelles, Norfilms
    • Ayant droit : LMC
    • Ingénieur du son : Matthieu Imbert, Olivier de Nesles, Eric Rophé, Thierry Sabatier
    • Mixeur son : Thierry Sabatier
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1996
    • French release date : 4 juin 1997
    • Category : Long métrage
    • Color : Couleurs
    • Language : Français

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    Le Cercle de minuit 13/05/1997 : Bruno Dumont et Pierre-Henri Deleau à propos de la genèse du film

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