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JIMMY P. - PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN

by Arnaud Desplechin

synopsis

At the end of World War II, Jimmy Picard, a Native American Blackfoot who fought in France, is admitted to Topeka Military Hospital in Kansas - an institution specializing in mental illness. Jimmy suffers from numerous symptoms: dizzy spells, temporary blindness, hearing loss... In the absence of any physiological causes, he is diagnosed as schizophrenic. Nevertheless, the hospital management decides to seek the opinion of Georges Devereux, a French anthropologist, psychoanalyst and specialist in Native American culture.

international title: Jimmy P. - Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
original title: Jimmy P. - Psychothérapie d’un Indien des Plaines
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Arnaud Desplechin
film run: 114'
release date: FR 11/09/2013, BE 18/09/2013, NL 26/09/2013, IT 20/03/2014
screenplay: Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, Kent Jones
cast: Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee
cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine
film editing: Laurence Briaud
art director: Dina Goldman
costumes designer: David C. Robinson
music: Howard Shore
producer: Pascal Caucheteux
production: Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Orange Studio, Hérodiade, Wild Bunch Production, Le Pacte
distributor: Le Pacte, Lumière, Lumière, Bim Distribuzione

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