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Aleksandra # 7 - Mr Nobody

So I heard that we are the stuff that dreams are made of, or was it stardust? What difference does it make when we do not know what to wear to all tomorrow's parties.

Mr Nobody subcribes to the memories of three very different lives, resulting from marrying three different women. He claims that all choices were good, a comforting though that we all are replaceable, do you believe it? Zugzwang calling, then (or was it before?) come the questions - what did I do to deserve this?

What I liked about this film is that it raises far too many grand questions and themes to fit in a single plot, from what emerges an incoherent story and Van Dormael does not bring together all loose ends, in the end we receive a single explanation to only one of many questions. But that is the beauty of life - it is complex and maybe unseizable. Straight answers and clear reasoning are mandatory only for bachelor theses.

The Romans claimed both that all ways lead to Rome and that if you do not where to go, all roads lead there. In Marocco, there is only one road to any destination, you do not need a map.

Addenum: Cinematek plays Jaco Van Dormael's two previous films on 23 February.

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