Mr. Nobody

de Jaco van Dormael



Nemo, a kid, finds himself on a platform at a station. The train is about to depart. Should he go to his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities open up before him and, as long as he doesn’t make a choice, everything is still possible. For Jaco van Dormael, success neither produces anxiety nor speeds up his agenda. After his phenomenal Toto, the Heroe, he let five years go by before getting behind a camera again, and thirteen more have passed until Mr. Nobody. A pure miracle of fantastic poetry, his latest film gives priority to the importance of the little things and plays with time and alternative realities. And all this with a truly deluxe cast and production. Life is, undoubtedly, marvelous.


Jaco van Dormael

This Belgian filmmaker was a children’s theater director before making the big leap to film. He picked up the Golden Camera Award at the Cannes Festival with his debut movie Toto the Hero (91). In Sitges, he presented Mr. Nobody (09).

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English