In a world where mortality has been overcome, people watch in awe as the as the 118-year-old Nemo Nobody, the last mortal on Earth, nears his end. He is interviewed about his life, recounting it at three points in time: as a 9-year-old after his parents divorced, when he first fell in love at 15, and as an adult at 34. The three stories seemingly contradict each other. Utilizing non-linear cinematography, Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael presents each of these branching pathways as a version of what could have been. The result is a complex, entangled narrative. That and the movie's ensemble cast, featuring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, and Diane Kruger, have turned Mr. Nobody into a cult classic. The soundtrack, featuring several of the beautifully restrained music by Eric Satie, is also considered a masterpiece. While it is surely not for everybody, this is trippy, intimate, and existential sci-fi at its best.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
Actor: Allan Corduner, Audrey Giacomini, Ben Mansfield, Carlo Mestroni, Catherine Demaiffe, Christelle Cornil, Clare Stone, Daniel Brochu, Daniel Mays, David Kennedy, David Schaal, Diane Kruger, Jan Hammenecker, Jared Leto, Jenna Wheeler-Hughes, Juno Temple, Laurent Capelluto, Leni Parker, Linh Dan Pham, Marc Zinga, Martin Swabey, Natasha Little, Nicholas Beveney, Philippe Godeau, Rhys Ifans, Sandrine Laroche, Sarah Polley, Toby Regbo
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
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