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Undiscovered
4.2
582 Ratings

In Praise of Nothing

Directed by Boris Mitić
Serbia, Croatia, 2017
Documentary
  • English
  • English, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Esperanto, Finnish, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Undiscovered

Synopsis

One day, Nothing runs away from home and addresses humanity for the first and last time, commenting on all it sees—contemplating death, politics, the meaning of life. Voiced by Iggy Pop, scored by The Tiger Lillies and Pascal Comelade, and subtitled in 35 languages including Esperanto and Latin.

Our take

With images from 70 countries shot by 62 cinematographers, this satirical essay-film travels the world to deliver a treatise about… Nothing. With an absurdist charm all of its own, existential meditations are pondered with whimsical lightheartedness. What’s more, Iggy Pop narrates—in verse!

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Critics reviews

The film could be about the urgent, modern necessity of quiet observation. It is also an ode to the ability of cinematographers everywhere to sublimate the environment around them and transcribe their vision to the screen.
September 07, 2018
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How do you give a star rating to a film like this? With a movie so perversely sui generis, yardsticks are pointless. It all comes down to the viewer’s tolerance for pretension and avant-garde risk taking.
September 06, 2018
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Mitic claims he does not recall when the idea first came to him, but as it emerged he started contacting documentary filmmakers the world over to ask them to send him their best documentary shots of «nothing».
June 06, 2018
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