Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Director: Jaco Van Dormael. Cast: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Rhys Ifans, Juno Temple. 141 min. Rated R. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France. Sci-fi/Drama.

Nemo Nobody is able to use time in reverse, and at age 118, as the last mortal on Earth, narrates the many lives he lived, choosing a different path at a critical intersection of life. The parallel narration of multiple stories in this incredibly imaginative film spanning from the past into the future, reminds of movies like Cloud Atlas and About Time. But wait: this was made before those other ones, and I'm amazed how such a thought-provoking sci-fi starring decent actors and incorporating concepts such as the Big Bang, the Big Crunch and String Theory, slipped through the cracks.

PS: Thank you, Farshid. Wonderful recommendation.

PPS: This is streaming on Netflix.

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