The Life of Jesus 1997
A compelling drama with sophisticated commentary interwoven beneath the surface, La vie de Jesus (The Life of Jesus) explores a group of troubled youth living out their lives in France. As the story progresses, the darkness within these characters is explored: evil which is beneath the surface.

Nothing much happens in the small northern French town of Bailleul, but as the sun broils the Flanders countryside the inarticulate, pent-up rage of one local boy is about to explode. Twenty-year-old Freddy (David Douche) lives with his mother Yvette, who runs the Au Petit Casino cafe. He's in love with the attractive Marie (Marjorie Cottreel), a cashier at the local supermarket, and the two spend their time together either in bed or just standing against each other in the otherwise deserted street. Freddy's epileptic and self-conscious about it, but dutifully goes for treatment when he isn't racing souped-up mopeds with his equally bored buddies. But one day Kader, the son of Arab immigrants, starts talking to Marie, and Freddy's frustrations with life find a sudden focus.

Director: Bruno Dumont
Cast: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf
Country: France
Genre: Drama, Romance

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