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A young boy imagines being in a tale he's about to hear. In this magical world he encounters many famous characters from other tales, aliens and other beings and, of course, a beautiful princess.

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Arnaud Sélignac

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Arnaud Sélignac (screenplay), Jean-Pierre Esquenazi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Seth Kibel Seth Kibel ... Nemo (Child)
Jason Connery ... Nemo (teen)
Mathilda May ... Alice
Nipsey Russell ... Mr. Rip / Benjamin
Harvey Keitel ... Mr. Legend
Carole Bouquet ... Rals-Akrai
Michel Blanc ... Boris / Nemo's Father
Katrine Boorman ... Duchka / Nemo's Mother
Dominique Pinon ... Monkey
Charley Boorman ... Cunegond / Elevator Operator
Gaëtan Bloom Gaëtan Bloom ... Puchkine
Pierre Forget Pierre Forget ... Wagner
Marcus Powell Marcus Powell ... Grünwald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla D. Clark Carla D. Clark ... Young Bess
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A young boy imagines being in a tale he's about to hear. In this magical world he encounters many famous characters from other tales, aliens and other beings and, of course, a beautiful princess.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dream One See more »

Filming Locations:

France

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Dolby
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Boris: Let the Gods decide.
[plays Russian Roulette]
Cunegond: Don't push your luck!
Boris: See, little one! I belong to the stars! I am Immortal!
[shoots himself dead]
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An odd little arty film which you'll either hate or love.
25 March 2015 | by bexley-37529See all my reviews

I first saw this film in 1985 and I liked it very much, it was written by Telsche Boorman daughter of director John Boorman, Who produced Dream One - Nemo. The story is an adaptation of "Little Nemo in Slumberland, by American cartoonist Winsor McCay. The special effects are a bit cheesy as you would expect in a low budget arty sort of film from the early 80s, But it has a great deal of charm. The story is dreamlike and childish, but it has a certain flare. I really liked Katrine Boorman's character the perpetually bored Countess Duchka. Also a very young and alarmingly ginger Charley Boorman is in this film. It's a shame that Jason Connery's film career didn't go very far, he looks the part in this, His acting in this? Well, I didn't hate it. Harvey Keitel plays it like well… him!

I must say that Mathilda May's performance as Alice was a bit insipid, but she too looked the part.

Nipsey Russell's Mr Rip, the Prospero magician character in Dream One could have been played a little more understated but he still came up with some profound moments. Dream One is an odd little arty film which you'll either hate or love, it resonated with me enough for me to buy the DVD and watch it again after 30 years.

Cary.


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