Mr. Nobody

Synopsis: In the year 2092, one hundred eighteen year old Nemo is recounting his life story to a reporter. He is less than clear, often times thinking that he is only thirty-four years of age. But his story becomes more confusing after he does focus on the fact of his current real age. He tells of his life at three primary points in his life: at age nine (when his parents divorced), age sixteen and age thirty-four. The confusing aspect of the story is that he tells of alternate life paths, often changing course with the flick of a decision at each of those ages. One life path has him ultimately married to Elise, a depressed woman who never got over the unrequited love she had for a guy named Stefano when she was a teenager and who asked Nemo to swear that when she died he would sprinkle her ashes on Mars. A second life path has him married to Jean. Their life is one of luxury but one also of utter boredom. And a third life path has him in a torrid romance with his step-sister Anna, the two who,
Director(s): Jaco Van Dormael
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  11 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
141 min

in balls almost naked.

I am seventeen years old.


This is my school's ball.

At your age I used

to work all day.

It was exhausting.

No time for balls and loitering.

Nobody made you come here.

Nobody! It was your choice.

We've done it for your own good.

We wanted you to grow up

in a proper way.

So, not doing what my

friends do is the proper way?

- You are a Muslim girl!

- You are the Muslim! I am nothing!

Together again at last!

We'll f*ck them all!

This motherfucker was in jail,

where have you been, you asshole?

- On the wildside.

- Where, in the pizza place?

What's your problem

with the pizzas, man?

He wants to be the pizzaboy

of the month!

- Pizzaboy my ass.

- F*ck you all!

- They make some fine pizzas, man.

- How do you know?

I've tried it, wanker.

I don't believe it, he had to order

pizza so that he could meet you.

He didn't bring the pizza,

man, a Pakistani did.

They make some fine spaghetti too.

Hey guys...

the ladies...

She has sucked his bone

marrow to the last drop, man.

Did you see her?

A wild beast. Came

straight from the jungle.

Listen to this!

There comes this dude,

totally rolling in it...

He owns an Astra, two hundred

and forty horses,

and there he comes and says,

it won't do.

What are you saying, man? Two

hundred and forty horses won't do?

- The guy was stuck, it won't do.

- What did your boss tell him?

Tell him what?

You are an asshole?

And starts loading it. Turbo engine,


the car is over-fucking-loaded...

three hundred horses! You can add

two wings and it takes-off, man!

If we pass later by the parking

lot, I'll tell him to set it up.

Why are you hitting me, asshole?

- He got out just today!

- So what?

He's spent time for dope,

not for illegal car racing!

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Jaco Van Dormael

Jaco Van Dormael (born 9 February 1957) is a Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright. His films especially focus on a respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities. Van Dormael spent his childhood travelling around Europe, before going on to study filmmaking at the INSAS in Brussels, where he wrote and directed his first short film, Maedeli la brèche (1981), which received the Honorary Foreign Film Award at the Student Academy Awards. Van Dormael's feature debut, Toto le héros (1991), won the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Five years later, Le huitième jour (1996) played at Cannes, where his two leading actors, Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne, were jointly awarded the prize for Best Actor. His third feature film, Mr. Nobody (2009), won six Magritte Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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