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

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Нирвана  »

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

The movie and the in-movie game are named after the Nirvana, a religious and philosophical concept used in religions of India (Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) to describe the peace of mind, body and soul one reaches after all desires (the source of suffering) are extinguished. Many believe that this is accomplished through reincarnations, where every time you "come back" you get slightly more world-weary and closer to the Nirvana. This has some similarities to what happens to Solo in his game. 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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The last credit states as unintentional every reference to "person, things and trademarks". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Christopherem Lambertem (2014) See more »

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Eqbirotz
Written & Performed by Mauro Pagani
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One of the best Cyberpunk pic ever...
10 December 2002 | by (France) – See all my reviews

An European hard-science action movie is rare these days, especially a good one, and Nirvana was a good surprise when released in France... The critics bashed it - with some interesting exceptions, and the public did not come to see it (bad promo material)... Nevertheless, it's still one of my favorite. This is not a Wakowsky Bros frenzy festival with "bullettime effect" (did you know that it was a french who created them ?) and kick-ass fighting, but Gabriele Salvatores (an "intellectual" director as it seems) did an excellent low-budget film with GREAT scenario, GREAT acting (Lambert at his best, seriously), a credible world...

It's not centered on the VFX, and it's great. Sometimes a bit slow, but it's for the "ambiance", and, what an ending... A must-see, not especially for Lambert-fans... Be open-minded, and try it...


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