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

They can't do shit, man!

The fuckin' Ibanians

can suck your balls, man!

If they tell tales on races

to the cops,

everyone will spit on them, man.

They won't tell them about races,

they'll find different

things to tell them.

They'll burn your car down

for starters.

Come on, man!

It was an accident, it

could have been me in that car.

If it was you, we wouldn't

let them get away with it!

Only for a month, man. Go to your

sister, and then we'll see.

What are you talking about!

I am not going back

to Russia, never!

The fuckin' Albanians

can suck your balls, man!

- Tell them man!

- Yeah man!

I'm staying! End of story!


One year later

Quit hanging around,

Julia... keep working!


Let's see...

Where did we stop?

Hey scholar! What took you

so long. People are waiting!

Papagiannis, Karaoli Dimitriou

and Afroditis str...


Did I scare you?


I got a little scared, I'm ok.

- Are you alright?

- Yeah.

- The pizzas?

- Ok.

I have to go now.

What about Tassos?

Thanks, but no way!

He is a bit...

he is such a jerk, Nelly!

The other day, we were

at school talking,

and he was looking behind me.

I turned around and find out he was

looking at his reflection on a glass!

Ok, listen now,

I'll see you tonight ok?

Bye, kisses.

Come to prepare the table...

Your father and brother

are waiting to eat.

(In Albanian) I'll go check

if the laundry is ready...

We haven't ordered pizzas, lad.

- Today is the date?

- Yeah, today...


I haven't been fucked in the

joint, and I won't get fucked now.

- How are you?

- Fine, man. How about you?


Reading to your father

again, huh?

Did he get it all?

- Have you bought a car?

- No


- Girlfriend?

- What do you mean?

Speak up!

Do you have a girlfriend or not?

I do... I mean I did... I mean...

What kind of bullshit

question is this?

Same old...

Like I've never left.

You too.

As I see, they've brought you

to reason.

- Mom, where is my blouse?

- What blouse?

- You already know!

- I don't know.

The one I was trying on before,

tell me!

You should keep them

from loosing them.

(In Albanian)

What blouse is she talking about?

I'm sharing my cell with this guy.

I'm kind of chilling, so does he.

Then he starts scratching himself,

I mean scratching himself to death.

He scratches his nose... and scratches...

his nose falls off, he picks it up

and throws it out.

Why are you laughing, asshole?

Listen to the rest of it.

We stay cool for a while,

and he starts scratching himself

again. Scratching his ear.

Scratching and scratching, bye-bye

ear, he throws it out of the cell too.

And the wanker didn't have enough.

He starts scratching his arm.

Scratching and scratching,

there goes the arm...

he throws it away as well.

I look at him and I'm like,

"Hey dude, I can see you're

leaving us one day at a time."

It's a joke and

I've heard it before.

You've asked about how

it was in the joint, huh?

It's a fact.

That's the way it was.

You meet a girl and then you

can't get your mind off her,

has this ever happened to you?

To meet her out of the blue, and

then think about her all the time.

Sure, man, happens every day,

especially in the last year!

Come on, prick,

I'm serious.

Me too! You know me.

I see a girl, I get crazy,

and after a while it ends.

I f*ck her and run. You are

talking about being horny.

This is true love, pal!

I'm going!

Even if you litter all my clothes,

I'm going.

Do you want me to wake him up?

I don't care!

Don't you get it? You're

a grown woman.

You can't hang around

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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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