Jimmy P

Jimmy P

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Jimmy Picard, a Native American Blackfoot who fought in France during WWII, is admitted to Topeka Military Hospital in Kansas, an institution specializing in mental illness. Although he does not suffer any psychological causes for his painful symptoms, 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.
ISBN: 9780788618093
0788618091
Branch Call Number: JIMMY P
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
NTSC,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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soccerkid89
Nov 10, 2016

Michelle Thrush was also in this movie. She played Jimmy P's sister. I have seen this movie twice and it was a great independent movie. Plus Jennifer Podemski was also in the movie. The actors did an excellent job with their roles.

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IV27HUjg
Aug 12, 2016

I found it slow yet stayed with it. BdToro is gifted.

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hammer59
Jan 24, 2015

Tour-de-force film dealing with PTSD well before the term was coined and understood.

Del Toro and Amalric are masterful, and the screenplay is superb.

The film is based upon a true story, and will appeal to the thinking man. Personally....as an American I am embarrassed that such a film has been ignored while winning high praise from the French.

IFC continues to please while the big Hollywood studios continue to produce soulless dreck to this self absorbed Nation of idiots.

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ms_mustard
Jan 19, 2015

two very good actors and a very interesting and well done true story.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 30, 2014

Some people would wonder why a film like this should be made at all. And I personally think perhaps it should be done as a documentary, which it is not. As a two-person film, it is fairly uneventful. But people who don't mind a slow drama with a PTS touch may still find something in it.

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ilovewhippets
Nov 15, 2014

I absolutely loved this film! very well done! Superb story and acting! Great cultural, psychological, and anthropoligical prospectives. I highly recommend it!

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pl8
Oct 27, 2014

Not a great film. It ends awkwardly, the sub-plot is pointless and some of it didn't quite make sense in retrospect. Del Toro is fantastic in a quiet role. The late Misty Upham has a small role and is good, but its a very small part. However the DVD has an interview with Upham that is very touching and sad after her recent passing. And she is correct, there has never been (as far as I know) and should be a romantic film about two people who happen to be Native Americans in the modern world.

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voisjoe1_0
Oct 06, 2014

This was a great film for watching too great actors Mathieu Amalric and Benicio Del Toro conversing as psychiatrist and patient as they try to find the source of Del Toro’s psychic pain. The story of Del Toro’s life is interesting, but the real delight of the film is to watch the two actors play way outside their previous roles. This is the first film I’ve seen Amalric speaking English and the only film I have seen Del Toro speaking with a Native American dialect. I suspect these two actors took these roles because they seemed to be challenging.

harrybrowne Aug 18, 2014

Compelling true story. Beautifully filmed, direction slow but steady. Yet curiously flat, feels unfinished. Seems too easy although it is true that acknowledging and releasing emotions such as repressed anger can cause symptoms (in his case, migraines) to disappear.

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darlenestrom
Aug 12, 2014

Skip this one!

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