Mr. Nobody, Nemo Nobody, is now 117 years old, the last mortal on earth in 2092, and he is about to die. Questioned about his life on his death bed by a journalist who sneaked into the hospital, he tells the stories of his lives. Yes, lives, his three lives, his three destinies between which he was unable to choose from.
Three love stories, three very different existences conditioned by apparently meaningless decisions. Three paths, three wives, three families, three fates.
This genuinely mind blowing movie is an odyssey about making choices and the importance or futility of decisions. It’s a highly intelligent and complex story that also questions randomness and what our lives are made of. The film also makes good use of chaos theory, string theory and the butterfly effect.
Some people might label this movie ‘difficult’ due to the constant change in story line between young boy, adolescent man, and mature man. Some people will not even comprehend it because it requires the viewer to apply his or her mind to understand how it all interlinks.
This is a journey into the human psyche and the ability to create and explore in our imagination all the possible moves, like a chess player, that would lead to different paths, different existences.
Exceptionally imaginative, acutely funny and startling, this film breaks down linear storytelling into bits, only to shuffle everything back into a brilliantly orchestrated masterpiece.
In my opinion it's everything one could ask for in a film: extremely original, intelligent, funny, touching, thrilling, surreal and beautiful.