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Mr. Nobody (2009)

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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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Jaco Van Dormael
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Nemo Adult / Old Nemo
Sarah Polley ... Adult Elise
Diane Kruger ... Anna Adult
Linh Dan Pham ... Adult Jean (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Rhys Ifans ... Father Nemo
Natasha Little ... Mother Nemo
Toby Regbo ... Nemo age 15
Juno Temple ... Anna age 15
Clare Stone ... Elise age 15
Thomas Byrne ... Nemo age 9
Audrey Giacomini Audrey Giacomini ... Jean age 15
Laura Brumagne Laura Brumagne ... Anna age 9
Allan Corduner ... Dr. Feldheim
Daniel Mays ... Young Journalist
Michael Riley ... Harry
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'Nemo Nobody' is recounting his life story to a reporter. He's less than clear, often times thinking that he is 34 years of age, others, well over 100. But his story becomes more confusing after he does focus on the fact of his current real age. Written by Huggo

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Nothing is real, everything 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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Trivia

After this film, Jared Leto took a break from acting to concentrate on his band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He returned in Dallas Buyers Club (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Nemo drowns in his car, it would actually have been rather easy to escape, because once the car filled with water the pressure would have equalized, making opening the door no more difficult than usual. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The director's cut has 1 re-cut, 23 extended scenes and 12 additional scenes integrated into the original footage, running about 15 minutes and 40 seconds longer than the theatrical version. See more »

Connections

References Doctor Who: Blink (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sentimental Saraband Poco Lento e Pesante
Excerpt of "Simple Symphony, Op.4"
Written by Benjamin Britten
Performed by English Chamber Orchestra (as The English Chamber Orchestra)
Conducted by Benjamin Britten
© Oxford University (OUP).
(p) 1969 Decca Records.
By kind permission of Universal Music Vision and the Editions Mario Bois
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Makes you think
6 July 2014 | by death-hawk1See all my reviews

This is a French film in that nothing happens for 2.5 hours but it makes you think. It's filmed in English but the fact that it had a French director probably accounts for the style.

The film is ultimately about happenstance, the choices we make and what they could lead too. There are elements in there about string theory, the beginning and end of the universe and therefore quantum mechanics. However rather than occurring at the particular level the events and interactions making up the film and possibilities take place between human beings. Rather than the few outcomes that could possibly occur from the entanglement of electrons or protons at the subatomic level this film deals with the truly infinite outcomes of what might be.

There is some mention of life before birth and life after death but this is only touched upon and not explained in any fashion. There are also some scenes which appear to involve time travel, or something similar. I thought these elements didn't add much too the film yet didn't detract from them either. Their presence was mildly confusing or perhaps irritating but probably added just a little bit more of the unknown into the whirling mass of possibilities in life that 'Mr Nobody' attempts to present.

I liked this film and will probably watch it again sometime. 8/10


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Belgium | Germany | Canada | France | UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Mohawk

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,612, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$3,622

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,559,160
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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