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Jean Paul

Parental guidance suggested; It contains violent and/or explicit sexual scenes

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ABOUT THE FILM

At a remote countryside of Cameroon, Africa, the film crew hears about Jean Paul, a man being punished for his “crime”. As the coverage continues and the man is located, the camera comes face to face with a shocking event. Chained to a tree as a victim of superstitions, Jean Paul reveals the reality still existing in a particular region of central Africa.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Born in 1977, Francesco Uboldi lives in Milan (Italy). He studied in Virginia (USA) and majored in Communications at the University of Bologna (Italy). Now a PhD student at the University of Lugano (Switzerland), he is also a researcher at the University of Milan in the field of new media. As a director, he has shot two fictional shorts and four documentaries (three shorts and one medium-length).
Nationality:
Italy
Activities:
“Jean Paul” (2006) “Philosophical Speculations on the Pursuit of Pleasure” (2006) “On the Road to Bagan” (2005) “Mouth Shut” (2004) “Il libro dell’acqua” (“The Waterbook”, 2004) “Rom, musicisti sotterranei” (“Roma, Underground Musicians”, 2004).
Screening / Award history:
"Jean Paul" would be an International premiere. So far it has been screened publicly only once (in a first cut, which was different from the one I am sending to Tokyo) as a special event at the 15th Visionaria International Video Festival in Siena, Italy. As a director, I have been selected for more than 70 Festivals with my short movies. And won awards with: "Philosophical Speculations on the Pursuit of Pleasure" (2006), "On the Road to Bagan" (2005), "Il libro dell'acqua" ("The Waterbook", 2004), and "Rom, musicisti sotterranei" ("Roma, Underground Musicians", 2004). Full details on the website: www.francescouboldi.com
http://www.francescouboldi.com

20 people voted

Arlie
2007-07-15 13:16:06

I had an opportunity to review this work once again and it should be heralded for its exposition and delivery of a poignant story. There is sadness in knowing Jean Paul\'s ultimate fate, but an even greater sadness in understanding his story is not alone. Perhaps, "Jean Paul" will awaken a greater consciousness to result in real, meaningful change.

ninfa1963
2007-07-14 05:55:41

cellins
2007-07-13 17:01:36

336699
2007-07-10 17:43:42

Great, touching short documentary.

io
2007-07-10 17:32:31

scyntilla
2007-07-10 17:18:14

1006
2007-07-10 10:56:40

Difficult film to watch. No one can forget such a shocking film, nor help wondering what role a filmmaker can play in this world.

Flora
2007-07-10 03:42:58

Very sad, very well done.

beatrixkiddo77
2007-07-10 00:51:22

achille
2007-07-07 01:22:54