Jean Gentil (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Jean Gentil
A mesmerizing, beautiful drama, "Jean Gentil" is the rare film that teaches one to see.
The filmmakers have no patience for details, either basic or telling. Their elliptical method starts to seem lazy, and Jean's plight, a journey from bad to bad, starts to seem a stacked deck.
Keeps an unsentimental distance from its titular saint-savant and the existential crisis he endures.
Audience Reviews for Jean Gentil
Can we get a little story here? A few weeks (days? months? years?) in the life of a man who becomes jobless and homeless and sets out from the city down jungle roads in search of both employment and a home and life. He meets and interacts with some people. They are kind to him. He does a little work along the way. He has (apparently persistent?) headaches and asks God to relieve them. God does, though perhaps not in the hoped for way. Little effort is made to form the scenes into a story.
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