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The Life of Jésus

La vie de Jésus

Directed by Bruno Dumont
France, 1997


Bruno Dumont’s directorial debut takes place in a provincial town in the north of France, where a twenty-year-old named Freddy lives. Racial tensions arise when he sees his girlfriend talking to the new guy in town, an Arab.

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The Life of Jésus
Directed by Bruno Dumont

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1997 | Special Mention: Golden Camera

Toronto International Film Festival

1997 | Contemporary World Cinema

International Film Festival Rotterdam

1998 | Main Programme

São Paulo International Film Festival

1997 | 2 wins including: International Jury Award

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