Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence at his wife’s side, Elise, and their 3 children until the day when reality skids and he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092. At 120, Mr. Nobody is both the oldest man in the world and the last mortal of a new mankind where nobody dies anymore. But that doesn’t seem to interest or bother him very much. The only questions that preoccupy him in the present is whether he lived the right life for himself, loved the woman whom he was supposed to love, and had the children whom he was meant to have… now his purpose is to find the right answer. —IMDb
Jaco Van Dormael (born 1957, Ixelles, Belgium) is a Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright. His complex and critically acclaimed films are especially noted for their respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities.
In the 1980s, he became interested in filmmaking and produced a number of short films that aroused considerable critical interest.
Van Dormael made his feature-length debut in 1991 with Toto le Héros (Toto the hero), a tale about a man who believes his life was “stolen” from him when he was switched at birth, told in a complex mosaic of flashbacks and dream sequences, sometimes with almost a stream of consciousness effect. Toto le Héros gained wide critical acclaim, winning both the César Award for best foreign film and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making Van Dormael something of an overnight celebrity.
His brother Pierre Van Dormael was a jazz guitarist and composer, and had scored his… read more
I couldn't get pass Leto; he stand there as an incorporation of every boy's egomaniac dreams, tries to act, but fails miserably. I didn't get the feeling that Dormael tried too hard to be inventive, it's as if though he was in puberty and was trying to impress some goth girl by making himself mysterious and crap and he ended up being ridiculous. It's a pretty shitty movie :P Btw, adding Blind Chance to my watchlist, tnx for the (un)intentional idea.
"Nemo Nobody is dying," writes Todd Brown at Twitch. "Nemo Nobody is in love. Nemo Nobody is old and infirm. Nemo Nobody is a wide-eyed child
Superficialidade travestida por um roteiro mirabolante e forçadamente inventivo, que esconde uma narrativa já desgastada há tempos. Sem mencionar os efeitos especiais e a fotografia exageradamente… read review
In the words of Lauryn Hill: “Everything is everything.” That may be Van Dormael’s message in Mr. Nobody, an ultracomprehensive look at living, decision-making and learning not to worry about… read review
Voilà un film dans lequel on n’attendait pas Jaco Van Dormael qui dessine ici un univers visuel et complexe pour créer un objet insaisissable, bourré d’idées, d’images, de fulgurances… Beaucoup reprocheront… read review