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Life of Jesus (Version française) [Import]


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  • Actors: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf, Sébastien Delbaere, Samuel Boidin
  • Directors: Bruno Dumont
  • Writers: Bruno Dumont
  • Producers: Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Subtitled, NTSC, Import
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • Release Date: April 27 1999
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1572524774

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In a dreary small town in the north of France, the local teenagers go around in circles. Twenty-year-old Freddy (David Douche) might be called a skinhead, but that suggests some passion or political direction, and Freddy has none. A mean-faced, rudely simple young man, Freddy is aimless and indifferent, and his relationship with his girlfriend Marie (Marjorie Cottreel) seems to be entirely about mechanical sex. Things turn violent when an Arab boy flirts with Marie, and Freddy explodes in vengeance. Life of Jesus director Bruno Dumont means to disturb, and he succeeds almost too well; the misery of this world, rendered in detached glimpses, is relentlessly bleak. Clearly influenced by the great French director Robert Bresson, Dumont does have a purpose, and the enigmatic title hints at it: if we can find a divine spark in the brutish Freddy, then charity can exist anywhere. Among the startling elements in this film are a few moments of unfaked sexual explicitness, reportedly achieved by use of body doubles. But for sheer shock value, sexual frankness pales next to the vacant, voided lives laid bare in this grim picture; that's the real obscenity. --Robert Horton

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By A Customer on May 24 2004
Format: DVD
I picked this up for about $10.00. Half of that would have been more of a proper price.The acting is lame at best.It was looks like it was video taped with a camcorder. The scenes were put together in a nonsensical manner.Example;side one has the crucifixion but side two has the last supper and the trial.Side one has the ascension, side two has an earlier encounter with the apostles after the resurrection.If they took the time to put this together as one full feature instead of two separate stories I might have given it 2 stars.Video tape editing here I come.This movie makes Jesus W/Brian Deacon really look like the masterpiece some people think that it is.But that movie sucks too.It's only half as bad as this one.If I had not already been a Christian this unbelievable portrayal would definately have sent me in the opposite direction.Let's face it people.Using the bible only as a shooting script has never worked and never will.MAYBE GOD DOESN'T APPROVE OF PLAGIARISM.
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By Ms. Casillas on April 27 2003
Format: DVD
The movies are very well done! The dialog, if I'm not mistaken, is taken straight from God's Holy Word and nothing else. I've not been fond of any other movies done by the Crouches, but this was actually faithful to God's Word. What a miracle! This is why I give it 5 stars.
The DVD has a feature (NOT a part of the movie) that tells about the so-called "patron saints." It says that these "patron saints" are "over" certain areas of life, such as carpentry or health or whatever, and that these physically dead "patron saints" help us when we pray to them. This is NOT biblical. We are to pray to GOD and no one else. At least this is not part of the movie and you don't have to subject your kids to it.
The movie itself was great!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
JESUS is # 1 June 20 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
When thinking of Jesus's life and his sacrificing death for our sake.This movie has it all! It is a brilliant portrayel of Jesus as interpreted from the bible.From the begining to the very end.
If you enjoy watching movies about Jesus,his time on earth,and the lessons and love he shares with us. Give this movie a try! If more people understood and followed what Jesus taught (in this movie), there would be less hatred in this world.
Noone can compare to Jesus's life and work that he has done. And whether or not you believe in Jesus.It is awesome watching one figure live and die for the sins of the world.Completely blameless of any unrighteous act.This movie will definetely make you think!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
JUST ANOTHER ONE? June 7 2001
By "grannygray" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
It is a good film and doesn't make too many biblical mistakes, but it just doesn't have the top notch actors it takes to tell a story of the life of Jesus. It is a tough job that countless filmmakers have been trying to perfect for years. I have a pretty good collection of biblical type videos and DVDs, so this just adds to the group. My favorite is still Franco Zefferelli's TV mini-series one, which is on three videos.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Praise Jesus! March 20 2008
By B. Clark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've been one of a select few of Bruno Dumont lovers after the delirious "Twentynine Palms" but "Life Of Jesus" is a more subdued, more restrained but no less disturbing piece of work.
This film never starts sermonising or getting didactic, instead it allows the audience to draw its own conclusions without the usual sensationalism you'd expect from a film that deals with bigotry and intolerance in a small provincial community.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Well done! April 27 2003
By Ms. Casillas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The movies are very well done! The dialog, if I'm not mistaken, is taken straight from God's Holy Word and nothing else. I've not been fond of any other movies done by the Crouches, but this was actually faithful to God's Word. What a miracle! This is why I give it 5 stars.
The DVD has a feature (NOT a part of the movie) that tells about the so-called "patron saints." It says that these "patron saints" are "over" certain areas of life, such as carpentry or health or whatever, and that these physically dead "patron saints" help us when we pray to them. This is NOT biblical. We are to pray to GOD and no one else. At least this is not part of the movie and you don't have to subject your kids to it.
The movie itself was great!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Man. The Master. The Lord! Feb. 7 2015
By Nina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
State of the art, virtual reality movie's, never had it so good! As in Madacy Entertainments', 2 disc DVD presentation, of: THE LIFE OF JESUS/THE REVOLUTIONARY. In this 2 volume, boxed set, Jesus comes alive on the big-screen in a way that makes the viewer think that he or she is 'right there', among the Lord and His Apostles. From the Miracle of the Wedding Feast at Cana, to the Healing of the Centurion's Servant. And Jesus' fierce clash with the hypocritical Pharisees and on through His mock trial, Death and Glorious Resurrection, THE LIFE OF JESUS/THE REVOLUTIONARY, the Man, the Ministry and the Miracles, is anything but boring. The Special Features on Volume 1, include: 'Bible Knowledge Trivia', Patron Saints info and biographies and 'Places in the Bible', such as: Jerusalem. Volume 2 has continued 'Bible Knowledge Trivia', 'Patron Saints' information and biographies continued and 'Places in the Bible', such as: Bethlehem. Kay Steel stars as Jesus, in this riveting, letterbox format, film. God Bless You, as you view THE LIFE OF JESUS/THE REVOLUTIONARY. You will like and enjoy this boxed set for years to come. Because it's a definite, home keeper for your DVD collection, which you can share with family and friends. Nina


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