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Watch: 2 Clips From Cannes Competition Film 'Jimmy P.' Starring Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 12, 2013 11:39 AM
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French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, who won over critics and audiences with his 2008 effort “A Christmas Tale," has come to America for this next film, "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)." Yes, shot in the United States and in the English language, this is one that many will be paying attention to in the Competition slate at Cannes, and the first clip certainly is promising.

The film will tell the true story of Picard (Benicio Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, who returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He then travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he meets Devereux (Mathieu Amalric, reteaming with his “A Christmas Tale” director), whose compassion and understanding of Native American culture bonds the pair.

It looks like it could be a great two-hander with some solid leads working with some fascinating material. We'll see how it turns out soon -- 'Plains' screens at Cannes next Saturday.

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5 Comments

  • Lezcar | May 12, 2013 5:02 PMReply

    I just saw this clip, and I too can't wait to see the film. We see far too many films that portray American soldiers at war or in a specific military mission. It will be interesting to see a film about the horrors that many veterans suffer when they come home. Benicio is a great actor, one of my favorites. He never disappoints. (I'm new to Mr. Desplechin and Mr. Amalric, so I can't comment on them, but I've read only great things about them).

  • Pete | May 12, 2013 12:35 PMReply

    No comments? It's almost like all people want to see these days is Tom Hanks getting hi-jacked on some ship or Sandra Bullock floating in space... oh wait -_- .... Maybe it's just me but this film looks absolutely great. I mean, the fact that it's a true story aside, It seems like a great story in itself with 2 brilliant actors and a director who's been turning out good films for quite some time... The Native-American subject is a very touchy one and many many (MANY) people have no idea how horribly Americans have treated them over type and how subject they are to that "indian" stereotype even today. Cannot wait for this film. I'll be first in line, you all can enjoy watching Sandra Bullock floating around in space for 90 minutes...

  • Lou | May 12, 2013 6:10 PM

    "you all can enjoy watching Sandra Bullock floating around in space for 90 minutes..."

    Why can't I just enjoy both?

  • bohmer | May 12, 2013 1:12 PM

    yes pete, but it is hard to nerd out on Desplechin you know...

  • mil | May 12, 2013 12:20 PMReply

    There's a 2nd clip on the Cannes festival website.

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