At the end of World War II, Jimmy Picard, a Native American Blackfoot who fought in France, is admitted to Topeka Military Hospital. Jimmy suffers from dizzy spells, temporary blindness, hearing loss and withdrawal. 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. Inspired by a true story, Jimmy P. is adapted from Devereux’s seminal book Reality and Dream.