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The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus (1997)

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This French coming-of-age movie marked the debut of writer-director Bruno Dumont. The film bears a symbolic resemblance to the life of Jesus Christ, but it has no direct relationship with his life. The story is set in the small, economically stagnant town of Bailleul in northern France. Freddy (David Douche) is a 19-year-old epileptic whose mother runs a small restaurant. Freddy and his friends get unemployment benefits and ride motorbikes to kill time. They are bored and seething with unfocused

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Art House & International, Drama

Bruno Dumont

Jun 1, 1999

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3) | DVD (1)

A harrowing vision of volatile youth bored to death.

May 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Nothing happens.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Only the most patient art-house audiences will appreciate Dumont's occasional cinematic grace which transcends the grim proceedings.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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Not really sure what to say except that I liked it quite a lot.
September 11, 2008
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