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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

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 ... Anna age 9
Allan Corduner ... Dr. Feldheim
Daniel Mays ... Young Journalist
Michael Riley ... Harry
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Storyline

'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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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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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

It's unclear how old was Nemo when the telomerization procedure started. If it happened when he was young enough, then there should live many his contemporaries or even people older than him because they were telomerized having regained their immortal youth. But in such case Nemo's reminiscences should be of no interest to the reporter because it would be reminiscences identical to the ones of many living people. In case if telomerization happened not so long ago, the situation with Nemo wouldn't so much differ from the world with no telomerization and there's no obvious reason to pay such huge attention to it and to Nemo's person. 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 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 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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Why are you not watching it RIGHT NOW?
17 April 2010 | by olga1403See all my reviews

There's one thing about this film that makes me overlook the flaws:it's like nothing I've ever seen before. Some people walked out 20 minutes before the movie ended. I can't really explain to myself why ANYONE would do that (it was really tempting to ask but I literally couldn't take my eyes off the screen). It's really pointless to describe the plot because this movie is so much more then any summary could say. This film has so many stylistic, tonal and narrative changes that it seems absolutely mad for the first half hour. It's easily the most unique and worthy cinema experience in the last year, its feels very current. I could go on and on about the things I loved about this film but there's nothing right now that I would recommend seeing more to a person of any age, sex or taste in cinema. It's everything I could ask for in a film:funny, touching, thrilling, surreal, beautiful...


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Country:

Belgium | Germany | Canada | France | UK | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English | Mohawk

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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