Mr. Nobody
Filmfest 2010

Nemo is the oldest living mortal in a late twenty-first-century setting where death has been conquered thanks to advances in stem-cell technology. On his deathbed, this last remnant of a world soon to disappear, the world of mortality, looks back on his life – or rather, the three lives he might have led with three different women, on perhaps more than one planet. Nemo's reveries and trips down memory lane are full of small delights and joys, as well as a bemusing bewilderment as to what all of it has meant. He remembers a normal life as a husband and father, and summons up sundry incidents from his childhood and youth, assembling these fragments into a huge visual collage of reminiscences. In various scenarios, he is settled into a comfortable but cold marriage, desperately lovelorn or pitched partway in between. In each case, his actions are governed by an existential mantra: “As long as you don't choose, everything becomes possible.”... Ambitious, technically stunning and completely original, MR. NOBODY is a marvel. Piers Handling, TIFF 2009

tags: Feature film

Cast: Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley, Linh-Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans

Credits

Director: Jaco van Dormael