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, Carlo Mestroni, Clare Stone, Daniel Mays, Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, Juno Temple, Laurent Capelluto, Leni Parker, Linh Dan Pham, Natasha Little, Nicholas Beveney, Rhys Ifans, Sandrine Laroche, Sarah Polley, Toby Regbo
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
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