EN - A young boy is standing on a station platform where a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or remain with his father? An infinity of lives rests on his decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived.

FR - Un jeune garçon se trouve sur un quai de gare. Le train va bientôt partir. Doit-il partir avec sa mère, ou rester avec son père? Un nombre infini de vies reposent sur sa décision. Tant qu’il ne choisit pas, rien n’est possible. Toute vie mérite d’être vécue.


Title Mr Nobody
Original title Mr Nobody
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2009


Cast Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Rhys Ifans
Photography Christophe Beaucarne
Editing Matyas Veress

Technical specs

Running time film 150'
Release format 35mm


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CCA, Tax Shelter, Wallimage, Eurimages, CNC


2010: Hong Kong International Film Festival (CN); Shanghai International Film Festival (CN); Filmfest München (DE); Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ); La Biennale di Venezia - Venice International Film Festival (IT); SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (ES); XVth Forum of European Cinema 'Cinergia' (PL); Stockholm International Film Festival (SE); Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (ES)


2010: Golden Oselia, Biografilm Award, Nominatie voor Golden Lion - Venice International Film Festival (IT); Best Make up, Nomination for Best Film - SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (ES); Best Cinematography, Nomination for Bronze Horse - Stockholm International Film Festival (SE)

Mr. Nobody picks up six Magrittes

Jaco Van Dormael’s epic Mr. Nobody was top of the heap at the inaugural edition of the Magritte du Cinéma, the French-speaking Belgian film awards. The film received awards in six categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Photography, Best Editing and Best Original Score.

Mr. NobodyBest Acting awards went to Anne Coesens for her role in Illegal and Jonathan Zaccaï for Elève libre. Christelle Cornil (Elève libre) and Jan Decleir (The Barons) grabbed the Best Supporting acting awards. Best newcomers were Pauline Etienne (Elève libre) and Joffrey Verbruggen (La regatta).

Published on Monday 7 February 2011

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Director Jaco Van Dormael
Producers Frank Van Passel, Bert Hamelinck
Writers Jaco Van Dormael

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