Jaco Van Dormael

Mr Nobody

If you’re a Jared Leto fan, then this is your lucky weekend. Leto has two movies arriving in theaters, and both of them feature two of his strongest performances to date. The one that will be the most talked about is Dallas Buyers Club. That awards contender is an all around good film, but the Jared Leto performances that will truly shake minds are in Mr. Nobody where Leto plays many versions of a man floating through several different versions of his life. The long-delayed film is finally coming to the United States this weekend. The only question is: is it one of the best films of 2009 or 2013? The $47 million production is a pricey personal project for director Jaco Van Dormael, but the gamble paid off with a beautifully ambitious drama. With Mr. Nobody finally hitting theaters, we’ve got an exclusive clip to share. Here’s a young Nemo Nobody meeting his future wives (played by Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley and Linh-Dan Pham):

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mr. nobody

Four years after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and six years after production began, Jaco Van Dormael‘s Mr. Nobody is finally seeing the light of day in the United States. If you were one of the lucky jerks who got to see this ambitious and beautiful-looking film during its original release, then I guess this news isn’t too exciting for you. But the rest of us will have to just fawn overly the new trailer for the film, which gives a little more structure and substance to Jared Leto‘s character than the 2009 version. In this bizarre little snippet of the film, Leto’s Nemo Nobody, the last mortal man alive, attempts to recount the events of his long and storied life but has great difficulty remembering how things actually occurred. The trailer, like the film itself, is nonlinear and warped, jumping from present to childhood to somewhere in between without pattern or cause. It makes for a fascinating watch. Check it out for yourself here:

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mr. nobody

Four years ago, a little-known bizzaro drama named Mr. Nobody premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film starred Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Rhys Ifans, and Sarah Polley, and despite that list of talent, the film has taken four years to hit stateside. The movie opened successfully in Belgium, for instance, three years ago. Whatever the reason is for the delay, it’s a shame because Mr. Nobody, by far and away, is the best film of 2013. I say 2013 because the damn thing is finally coming out this year. Magnolia has set a VOD and iTunes release for September 26th and a limited theatrical run to kick off on November 1st. I would say see this movie as soon as you can, but it’s a gorgeous film that should be experienced in a theater. Here’s an old internationl trailer which gives you a decent sense of what to expect:

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