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Two Thousand and None (2000)

A paleontologist is diagnosed with a fatal brain disease and, rather than falling into a depression, explodes into life.

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Benjamin Kasparian
Oleg Kisseliov ...
Jeremiah
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Amanda
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Curator
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Benjamin's Father
Pascale Devigne ...
Benjamin's Mother
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Dr. Maeder
Vanya Rose ...
Daphne (Benjamin's girlfriend)
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Benjamin - Age 6
Maria Bircher ...
Woman
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Airport Official
Giovanna Carrubba ...
Eleanor
Tom Chambers ...
Gate Guard
Sonia Dubé ...
Breast Feeding Mother
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A man finds himself developing a new perspective on life once he finds out it's almost over. Benjamin Kasparian is a paleontologist of Armenian descent who has just split up with his wife Amanda. While trying to readjust to single life, Benjamin visits the doctor and is informed he's suffering from an unusual brain disease called Talbot's Syndrome, and he's not likely to live longer than five weeks. Benjamin is initially philosophical about his fate and decides to enjoy himself as much as he can in the time he has left - much to the disgust of Amanda, his best friend, his boss, and his new girlfriend, all of whom believe he should be taking the matter more seriously. Written by Ørnås

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A comedy about life and other terminal conditions.

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20 July 2001 (Italy)  »

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Tragic, comic, underrated
22 February 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Two Thousand and None is a film about an individual facing his death. This is a tragic situation, and the tragedy is present throughout the film. The main character, a paleontologist named Benjamin Kasparian, however, has a really admirable and stoical attitude towards dying. The contrast between Kasparian's bravery and the worry of people close to him is a source of warm and humane comedy. However, the movie seems to be made to provoke thought about the value of life rather than to amuse the audience.

It's really a shame that Two Thousand and None doesn't seem to have found it's audience. People who would love it haven't seen it and most of them never will. Myself I was fortunate enough to see the movie in the Finnish television, but in order to have access to a DVD version, I had to order it from Italy with a name L'Uomo di Talbot. Fortunately the original English audio track was included.

Anyone with a terminal condition called life should see and enjoy this film and learn from it.


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