Mr. Nobody (2009)

Director
Jaco Van Dormael

Main cast
Jared Leto; Diane Kruger; Linh ?an Ph?m; Sarah Polley; Rhys Ifans

Genres
Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Description
Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.


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