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Nemo age 9: You have to make the right choice. As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible.

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Nemo age 9: I can remember a long time ago. Long before my birth. I was waiting with those who were not yet born. When we’re not born yet, we know everything. Everything that will happen. When it’s your turn, the Angels of Oblivion place a finger on your mouth. “Shh…” It leaves a mark on the upper lip. It means that you have forgotten everything. But the angels missed me.

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Young journalist: Everything you say is contradictory. You can’t have been in one place and another at the same time. Of all those lives, which one is the right one?

Nemo Nobody aged 118: Each of these lives is the right one! Every path is the right path. Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning.


Mr. Nobody
Jaco Van Dormael.

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Eole [film]

directed by Jaco Van Dormael
cinematography by Jaco & Juliette Van Dormael
editing by Bruno Tracq
music by Sylvain Chauveau

If you never make a choice, anything is possible.
a weird rubik’s cube-like film. the varied storylines (life choices #JaredLeto’s #NemoNobody may or may not have made over the course of his 118 yr life) were easy enough to follow; red for #DianeKruger’s Anna, blue for #SarahPolley’s Elise, and yellow for #LinhDanPham’s Jean. what made it so frustrating to watch/hard to complete were the transitions/jumps between timelines and the difficulty in figuring out whether some (or any) of the timelines actually happened or if he was still just the 9yr old boy on the train platform deciding between mom or dad. Beautifully shot film - i just didn’t feel smart enough to understand it…or i may be overthinking it…? will definately have to rewatch it. i wanted #AllanCorduner’s tattoos to say something! - all i managed was either “so” or “bs” repeatedly and #tobyregbo looks (imho) much better with dark hair, like he did in this movie. #Drama #romance #scifi #fantasy #sisterschoice #dreamlike #timelines #RhysIfans #NatashaLittle #JunoTemple #ClareStone #DanielMays #ssmovieof2014 
written and directed by #JacoVanDormael
movie of 2014 number 47) #MrNobody

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Dit is geen trailer, dit is kunst! Michèle Anne De Mey, een icoon van de Vlaamse dans (ze danste in de begintijd samen met Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker), maakt met Kiss & Cry een filmische (vinger)dansvoorstelling. Half november in Amsterdam http://tinyurl.com/kisscry

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Nemo Nobody aged 118: I’ve got nothing to say to you. I’m Mr. Nobody, a man who doesn’t exist.

Young journalist: Do you remember what the world was like before telemerization? Quasi-immortality? What was it like when humans were mortals?

Nemo Nobody aged 118: There were cars that polluted. We smoked cigarettes. We ate meat. We did everything we can’t do in this dump and it was wonderful! Most of the time nothing happened… like a French movie.

Young journalist: And, um, sexually? Before sex became obsolete.

Nemo Nobody aged 118: Ha, ha! We screwed! Everybody was always screwing. We fell in love… we fell in love.


Mr.Nobody
Jaco Van Dormael.

Nemo Nobody adult: Like most living creatures, the pigeon quickly associates the pressing of the level with the reward. But when a timer releases a seed automatically every 20 seconds, the pigeon wonders, what did I do to deserve this? If it was flapping its wings at the time, it will continue to flap, convinced that its actions have the decisive influence on what happens. We call this “pigeon superstition”.
—  Mr. Nobody