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Nirvana (1997)

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Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimi Dini
Diego Abatantuono ...
Solo
Sergio Rubini ...
Joystick
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Naima
Amanda Sandrelli ...
Maria
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Lisa (as Emanuelle Seigner)
Claudio Bisio ...
Red Rover
Antonio Catania ...
Paranoid Vendor
Gigio Alberti ...
Dr. Rauschenberg
Ugo Conti ...
Sicilian Tourist
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Indian Porter
Oreste Guidi ...
German
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Okasama Starr, Psychologist (as Haruhiko Yamanouchi)
Avinash Ganesh ...
Avinash
Antonello Grimaldi ...
Pakistan Porter
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Storyline

Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its useless "life", Jimi begins a search for people who can help him both to discover what happened to Lisa and to delete his game before it is released. Written by Sembola

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 January 1997 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Nirvana - Die Zukunft ist ein Spiel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ITL 6,454,368,000 (Italy) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

ITL 11,185,685,000 (Italy) (7 March 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The blue woman with many hands, an image that features throughout the movie (and is supposedly the cover art for the game) is Kali, the Hindu goddess of power, time, change, destruction and death. See more »

Quotes

Maryann: I am light transport unit Maryann, back off you bastards or I'll blast you.
[Joystick approaches the truck]
Maryann: Didn't i tell you to back off shithead? I wouldn't dare touch me if I were you, you stupid son of a bitch.
[Joystick starts hacking into the trucks security mainframe]
Maryann: Just what the fuck are you doing anyway? Trying to kill yourself. There are 3,000 volts running under my paint job, would you like to feel that?
Joystick: I'd love to feel that. Lady just stop talking, you just a crock of shit.
Maryann: Just ...
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Crazy Credits

The last credit states as unintentional every reference to "person, things and trademarks". See more »

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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Chronotape
Written by Mauro Pagani
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Take a moment to rethink what your life game is all about.
30 March 2003 | by (Mexico City, Mexico.) – See all my reviews

Solo suddenly finds out that what he's living has happened before. In the middle of a "deja-vu" he discovers that he's not really alive. He's just the main character of a video game, and he refuses to keep "playing" in a non sense life, where he'll be born and killed again and again and again. He tries to convince the people around him, that they are inside a game, that their lifes are not real; that everything that happens has already happened before. But its useless: he's the only one who realizes it. Like a prophet, like a Jesus or a Buddha, he has just realized what he is, and the stupid meaning of his life-game. And he's the only one who can speak to their creator; their designer: Jimi Dini, a succesfull video game designer of the real life. A real life where Jimi lives, depressed, bored and numb. He's got something in common with Solo, thats why he decide to help him, erasing the game, his last an great creation, Nirvana, before its too late.

Its not a matter of spoiling the great end of your life, but have you realized how repetitive it is? Maybe you should pay attention to Solo. Or try to find Jimi and ask him to be deleted.


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