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Film Log: Mr Nobody

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This film is set in a future where most humans are immortal, and shows us the last mortal, Mr Nobody, looking back on his life and the three marriages he might have had. The film does nothing with the conceit of immortality, instead presenting us with the twists and turns of Mr Nobody’s life in an intelligent and stylish way, rather as if Luc Besson and Jean-Pierre Jeunet had gotten together and remade Sliding Doors. The diverse strands are eventually tied together into a single narrative, and despite the length of the film (2 hours and 21 minutes) the result was very moving and IMHO worth the wait.

The film is visually beautiful and a little quirky, with occasional nods to The Fifth Element, The Matrix and in a roundabout way The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Jared Leto does a fine job carrying the central role and all the acting is eminently watchable. This isn’t a film that will thrill but it will delight, and is well worth settling down in front of for an evening with some good friends and a bottle of wine.


Filed under: Film + TV

One Response

  1. Jim St Ruth says:

    Nice review, Paul. I really enjjoyed this film. It is visually wonderful, and the story is great. About halfway through I wanted more to be happening, but within half an hour the plot strands were starting to tie together and I forgot about this desire entirely.

    great film, well worth a watch.

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