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Mr. Nobody (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  26 September 2013 (USA)
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A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adult Jean (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Father Nemo
Natasha Little ...
Mother Nemo
Thomas Byrne ...
Audrey Giacomini ...
Laura Brumagne ...
Dr. Feldheim
Young Journalist


In the year 2092, one hundred eighteen year old Nemo is recounting his life story to a reporter. He is less than clear, often times thinking that he is only thirty-four years of age. But his story becomes more confusing after he does focus on the fact of his current real age. He tells of his life at three primary points in his life: at age nine (when his parents divorced), age sixteen and age thirty-four. The confusing aspect of the story is that he tells of alternate life paths, often changing course with the flick of a decision at each of those ages. One life path has him ultimately married to Elise, a depressed woman who never got over the unrequited love she had for a guy named Stefano when she was a teenager and who asked Nemo to swear that when she died he would sprinkle her ashes on Mars. A second life path has him married to Jean. Their life is one of luxury but one also of utter boredom. And a third life path has him in a torrid romance with his step-sister Anna, the two who,... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you never make a choice, anything is possible. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, brief strong language and violent images. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gospodin Niko  »

Box Office


$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,612 (USA) (1 November 2013)


$3,600 (USA) (29 November 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Eva Green was offered the role of Anna. See more »


After correctly stating that the left typing hand's home position is over A,S,D,F, the narrator then says that the right typing hand's home position is over H,J,K,L, but in reality it's over J,K,L & semicolon. See more »


[first lines]
Nemo Nobody adult: Like most living creatures, the pigeon quickly associates the pressing of the level with the reward. But when a timer releases a seed automatically every 20 seconds, the pigeon wonders, what did I do to deserve this? If it was flapping its wings at the time, it will continue to flap, convinced that its actions have the decisive influence on what happens. We call this "pigeon superstition".
Nemo Nobody adult: [cut to Nemo on a gurney] What did I do to deserve this?
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References Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998) See more »


Troisième Gymnopédie
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Daniel Varsano
Courtesy of Editions Salabert
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A Mix of Great Things
27 November 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

As I'm writing this, my brain is still analyzing and thinking of "Mr Nobody" which I just saw at the Stockholm film festival. Everything from the beginning to the end, moved me. This could be one of the greatest masterpieces this year and I'm hoping to see this score multiple awards of different kinds.

Jaco Van Dormal was not a that was stored in my memory, and I had a hard time remember just who he is. After this movie I'll never forget. "Mr Nobody" was a movie with many questions and theories. Confusing but still dazzling. The shooting was really great, I love the type of filming when you cross from scene to scene with a continuent flow of events. When "Nemo", the lead character switched from dimensions it was often expressed by him waking up from a dream. This was very interesting but I don't really know what to make out of it. Life is nothing but an illusion, perhaps?

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