Jimmy P. is set at the end of World War II, and Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro), 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.
Also starring Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Larry Pine and Joseph Cross, while I enjoy seeing Mr Del Toro in most things, Jimmy P. doesn’t really work for me so I’ll probably give this one a miss. There’s no UK release date for it yet, either.
Check out the trailer below:
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