Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)

Arnaud Desplechin
FRA, USA 2013
114 min

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 … and withdrawal. 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.
JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN) tells the story of the encounter and developing friendship between two men who would never normally have met, and who appear to have nothing in common. Together, they embark on an exploration of Jimmy’s memories and dreams, an experiment they conduct like a couple of detectives, and with an ever-growing complicity.

  • Benicio Del Toro - Jimmy Picard
  • Mathieu Amalric - Georges Devereux
  • Gina McKee - Madeleine
  • Larry Pine - Dr. Karl Menninger
  • Joseph Cross - Dr. Holt
  • Arnaud Desplechin
  • Kent Jones nach der Vorlage «Reality and Dream» (1951) von Georges Devereux
  • Julie Peyr
  • Stéphane Fontaine
  • Sylvain Malbrant
  • Jamie Scarpuzza
  • Nicolas Cantin
  • Stéphane Thiébaut
  • Laurence Briaud
  • Howard Shore
  • Dina Goldman
  • David C. Robinson
Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinéma, Orange Studio, u.a.

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