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Life of Jesus, The

Alternative title
La Vie de Jesus
Synopsis
A story of life’s brutality and exhilaration played out by turns within the quarters of a tiny Flemish country town. Here, positioned in relative isolation from the rest of so-called cultural Europe, the connections between individuals will take on a physical power inflected by boredom, by desperation, and by urges as raw as the earth.
With its frank, honest depictions of the body in the course of the sexual act, the film set a pattern on ‘sex on cinema screens’ that lasted for a good 10 years. The film also won the prestigious BFI Sutherland Trophy, Camera d’Or at Cannes, and the Prix Jean Vigo, European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards.
Series
Masters of Cinema
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of production
1997
Notes
With English subtitles.
Subjects
Social Studies; French studies
Keywords
teenagers; unemployment; masculinity; sex in films; small towns

Credits

Director
Bruno Dumont

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£42.75
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
97 minutes
Year
2019

Related

Name

Eureka Entertainment

Email
info@eurekavideo.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 8459 8054
Fax
020 8459 5162
Address
Unit 9, Ironbridge Close
Great Central Way
London
NW10 OUF
Notes
An independent distributor specialising in releasing classic and early/silent films on DVD, including the Masters of Cinema curated collection of classic and world cinema. Sale via retail outlets.
 

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