A young boy imagines being in a tale he's about to hear. In this magical world he encounters many famous characters from other tales, aliens and other beings and, of course, a beautiful princess.

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Seth Kibel ...
Nemo (Child)
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Nemo (teen)
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Alice
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Mr. Legend
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Rals-Akrai
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Boris / Nemo's Father
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Duchka / Nemo's Mother
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Monkey
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Cunegond / Elevator Operator
Gaëtan Bloom ...
Puchkine
Pierre Forget ...
Wagner
Marcus Powell ...
Grünwald
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Young Bess
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A young boy imagines being in a tale he's about to hear. In this magical world he encounters many famous characters from other tales, aliens and other beings and, of course, a beautiful princess.

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Jules Verne meets Lewis Carrol
29 December 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I saw glimpses of this film when I was about 10, but my young brain couldn't handle it for more than a minute at a time, so I only saw a total of five. It gave me Stendahl Syndrome. Recently, with the DVD release ( a pretty dull, full-screen effort with burnt-in Dutch subtitles, but its the best we can hope for from such an obscure film) I was able to satisfy my curiosity. You will either love it or hate it, I was close to tears by how beautiful it was by the end (which is as obscure as the rest of the film). What is it about? You tell me. Certainly the impossibly beautiful Matilda May is worth the price of admission alone, but along the way we have the best representation of The Nautilus ever committed to film and production design unlike anything you've seen before. There's no logic, and possibly the makers simply filmed the writer's childhood dream, but its a precious, indispensable gem and if your none the wiser after reading this review, that's what you'll feel like by the end of the film. It doesn't make sense, it just feels right.


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