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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

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

Goofs

When Anna's moved with her father to Brooklyn, NY, and Nemo's mother has intercepted a letter she sent to him, the return address - which usually has some amount of 'genuine-ness' to it, in this case is far from reality. It would seem the return address was written by someone who didn't even attempt to simulate a real address for Anna, as it appears it's: ' Anna Vigo 139929 9th Ave. East, Brookland, NY, New York, USA, 43052'. ZIP codes in NYC all start with a '1', with the second number being a '0' , '1', or '2' (and, yes, 'Brooklyn' is misspelt as 'Brookland'). 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 currently available DVD version runs for 141 min, while the Toronto International Film Festival runs for 138 min. See more »

Connections

References Johnny Got His Gun (1971) See more »

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God Yu Tekem Laef Blong Mi
(Traditional/Hans Zimmer)
Performed by The Choir Of All Saints Honiara
Courtesy of 1998 TCF Music Publishing Inc
© 1998 TCF Music Publishing Inc. 1999, BMG Music
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment France et de EMI Music Publishing France
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Tous droits réservés
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Something to Think About
17 September 2012 | by brujavuSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you want to see at least a second time, because even though the first viewing is perfectly satisfying, you just know you'll pick up more the second, and third, time around. I lost track of how many parallel lives the main character was remembering, and as far as I could tell, it was never really explained how he could be aware of so many parallel universes, but those are minor points in a film that seeks to bring up ideas to be pondered. And it does just that. I think this would be a great first date movie, because the potential for it sparking a meaningful conversation/debate is tremendous. The main point, of course, is that every decision we make affects the path that the rest of our life takes, and there are many of these turning points in a lifetime. There are also ideas about the nature of reality, which I found intriguing. I don't think it will be long before I give this a second view. The only criticism I have is that, even though there were some fairly dramatic moments, and the acting was good, I didn't feel particularly connected to the characters. There was much more of a sense of detachment than I would have liked to have seen in a movie like this. But all in all... great film. A must see for anyone who likes to ponder life's imponderables.


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Belgium | Germany | Canada | France | UK | Luxembourg

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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