JIMMY P.

UN INDIEN DES PLAINES

By Arnaud DESPLECHIN

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Based on a true story - the development of an extraordinary friendship between a troubled Native American veteran and his maverick French psychoanalyst.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arnaud DESPLECHIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Arnaud DESPLECHIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jennifer ROTH (France 2 Cinéma), Pascal CAUCHETEUX (Why Not Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • At the end of World War II, Jimmy Picard, an American Blackfoot who fought in France, arrives at the renowned Winter Veterans Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Jimmy suffers from excruciating migraines and sudden losses of sight and hearing, and despite a barrage of tests, his condition mystifies the doctors. Unable to help him and unhappy with their diagnosis of schizophrenia, they decide to seek the help of Georges Devereux, a maverick French anthropologist and analyst.
      From their first meeting, the two men begin to establish a relationship of trust and mutual respect , as Jimmy realizes the depth of the Frenchman’s immersion in Native American culture. During the course of their daily sessions, Jimmy reveals more and more, describing his dreams and recalling forgotten childhood memories. Damaged, reserved and unfamiliar with the analytic process, he nonetheless opens himself up, allowing Devereux to guide him on the road to healing.
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