Dublin. 1986. Nora has never kissed a boy. But who has time for that when the arms race is out of control and the world is falling apart? Now two Frenchmen, Antoine, the French exchange ...
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Dublin. 1986. Nora has never kissed a boy. But who has time for that when the arms race is out of control and the world is falling apart? Now two Frenchmen, Antoine, the French exchange student, and Nostradamus, the Seer from Salon, are about to change her life. When Armaggedon is this Saturday, is there time to seize the day? Written by
I have rarely watched a short where is was possible to have a full emotional experience, but Nostradamus and Me definitely proved what a short film can do in as little as 15 minutes. Nora is such a unique character, but one almost anyone can relate to. The party scene was exhilarating, and the film fires some of the best one liners I've heard in a long time. I grew up in the eighties, and the film captures the zeitgeist beautifully and vibrantly, without ever veering into cheesy nostalgia. It all came rushing back: the fear of nuclear war, the year Halley's comet came, and the rush of all those hormones! The music and the acting add to a pitch perfect tone. I saw this film at the awards ceremony at the Kerry Film Festival where John Boorman chose it for the grand prize of Best Director. Well deserved in my opinion!
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