A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock? Written by
At age 82, Max von Sydow was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this film, becoming the second oldest man to be nominated for a male acting Oscar. von Sydow was aged 82 years & 289 days whereas the record holder was Hal Holbrook aged 82 years & 339 days nominated in the same category for Into the Wild (2007), beating him by just 50 days. See more »
In the segment where Oskar is reading the note his father wrote, his father's voice (while reading the note as a voice over) says that Oskar has shown "unbelievable bravery", but "unwavering bravery" was what was actually written in the note. See more »
There are more people alive now than have died in all of human history, but the number of dead people is increasing. One day, there isn't going to be any room to bury anyone anymore. So, what about skyscrapers for dead people, that are built down. They could be underneath the skyscrapers for living people, that are built up. We could bury people 100 floors down. And a whole dead world could be underneath the living one.
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close film will stay with me until the last of my days. Phenomenal, poetic, extraordinary. All performances are beyond excellent, perfectly chosen. I cannot recommend this film enough, words are boundless when talking about this particular film. I am very picky, not a critic but very picky and have tastes in films you could never dream up. If you dislike this film, shame on you, you clearly have no taste or lack it because you're obsessed with mainstream qualities. I am a blunt and to the point kind of gal, so don't be so personal. I am tired of crappy films and when I finally watch a grand one, I will boast like no other. There is something in this film for everyone, everyone. You will cry, if not, you should, it's good for you.
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