Jimmy P.

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Jimmy P.
France, United States 2013
  • Czech
117 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. 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.

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Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Screenplay: Georges Devereux, Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr
Cinematography: Stéphane Fontaine
Music: Mike Kourtzer, Howard Shore
Sound: Jamie Scarpuzza, Stéphane Thiébaut
Editing: Laurence Briaud
Production Design: Dina Goldman
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux, Jennifer Roth, Grégoire Sorlat
Costumes: David C. Robinson
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Thrush, Gary Farmer, Larry Pine, Lise Lacasse, Linda Boston, Joseph Cross, Barton Bund, Loren Bass, Elya Baskin