By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

En savoir plus et gérer ces paramètres[OK]
Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)

Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)

A Feature film by Arnaud Desplechin

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 11/09/2013


    At the end of World War Two, Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian who fought in France, becomes a patient at the psychiatric military hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where ex-soldiers are treated. Jimmy suffers from violent headaches and sometimes he can no longer even see or hear anything. But his doctors have failed to find the cause of his illness and, as a last resort, they decide to ask Georges Deveraux - a French anthropologist and psychoanalyst who specializes in Native American cultures - for help.

    Right from their first encounter, a relationship of trust and mutual respect develops between the two men. During the sessions, Jimmy P. opens up more and more, recounting his dreams and recalling deeply buried memories. Although a shy man and unfamiliar with psychoanalytical methods, Jimmy goes along with proceedings, thereby allowing Devereux to lead him toward a cure.


    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

    Co-productions :

    Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinéma, Hérodiade, Le Pacte, Orange Studio

    French distribution :

    Le Pacte

    Box Office: Total results

    Box office: Timeline

    International releases (25)

    CountryDistributorBuyerRelease date

    Show more

    Show less

    Sorry, your search returned no results.

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (10)

    Author of original work :

    Georges Devereux

    Director of Photography :

    Stéphane Fontaine

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Production Designer :

    Dina Goldman

    Casting :

    Avy Kaufman

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :


    Production language :


    Production country :


    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :


    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 56 min

    Current status :


    Visa number :


    Visa issue date :


    Approval :


    Color type :


    Aspect ratio :


    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Rating restrictions :


    Posters (4)


    News (6)

    Festival Selections (8)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2014

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2014)

    Selection (3)

    Best Film

    Best Director : Arnaud Desplechin

    Best Screen Adaptation

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Bienne French Film Festival (Switzerland, 2013)

    Selection (2)

    Discovery Section

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2013

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2013)


    Official Competition


    Presskit (2)