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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mister Nobody

Here is a poem, which though not written by me, is something that I would definitely want to share with all my readers:

Mr Nobody
Author: Unknown

I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody's house!
There's no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
By Mr Nobody

'Tis he who always tears our books,
Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
And scatters pine afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak,
For, prithee, don't you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
By Mr Nobody

The finger marked upon the door
By none of us are made;
We never leave the blind unclosed,
To let the curtains fade.
The ink we never spill; the boots
That lying round you. See
Are not our boots they all belong
To Mr Nobody.

Needless to say, I loved this poem.
It is simple yet interesting.
And now, I am going to talk about a film that I have just been lucky to catch.

The film is called "Mr. Nobody"
and it is fantastic !

"Mr Nobody" is not an easy film.
It has many layers.
However, it connected with me wonderfully.
For me, it was a complete cinematic experience.
In all its complexity, in the magnificent exploration
of the possibilities that emanate from choices,
the film breathed life to my own thoughts too.
I wnat more and more people to see it.
It is really unfortunate that this 2009 film, by the acclaimed Belgian director Jaco van Dormael, hasn't been released here and it isn't likely that it ever will.
My fellow film-buffs must surely catch it on video.
I would love to exchange notes on it.
It has several points and counterpoints for us to talk about, and hence I refrain from posting a detailed review of the film.

Watch it, folks!

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Satyaki said...

I wonder what made you include the poem along with the mention of the film. Is it just the common title?
Do they both appeal to you equally?
Do throw some light on it.

I think these days, there are a whole lot of futuristic films that delve into our concerns of uncertainty, doom, a senselessness that's created by loss of love, and a void left in our soul..... I have to say that "Mr. Nobody" left me more confused than "Inception", or "Existenz" or even "The Butterfly Effect". So, I can't say that I liked the film as much as you possibly have.

Neeraj said...

This little known film is actually quite a classic. It's one of my favorites. I saw this film just being curious about the title, and also because of Jared Leto, who is one of the most under-rated geniuses.

Avi said...

Thanks, for writing about this film. I just happened to catch it on the cable the other night, and fell in love with it. It's a fascinating film indeed. It works on many levels, I must say.
I am thrilled to bits that you loved the film as well.
There's one more film called 'Donnie Darko'.... that is also a gem of film that I just chanced upon one night. However, it has acquired quite a cult status on the net, thanks to FB users, bloggers and numerous chat-sites. I wonder if this film also has its share of ardent followers, not that I am aware of.