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Two Thousand and None (2000)

A paleontologist is diagnosed with a fatal brain disease and, rather than falling into a depression, explodes into life.

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Arto Paragamian

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Arto Paragamian
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Turturro ... Benjamin Kasparian
Oleg Kisseliov Oleg Kisseliov ... Jeremiah
Katherine Borowitz ... Amanda
Julian Richings ... Curator
Carl Alacchi ... Benjamin's Father
Pascale Devigne Pascale Devigne ... Benjamin's Mother
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Dr. Maeder
Vanya Rose-Kuhrt Vanya Rose-Kuhrt ... Daphne (Benjamin's girlfriend) (as Vanya Rose)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Bentivegna Jr. Tony Bentivegna Jr. ... Benjamin - Age 6
Maria Bircher Maria Bircher ... Woman
Noel Burton Noel Burton ... Colleague
Tony Calabretta ... Airport Official
Giovanna Carrubba Giovanna Carrubba ... Eleanor
Tom Chambers Tom Chambers ... Gate Guard
Sonia Dubé Sonia Dubé ... Breast Feeding Mother
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Storyline

A man finds himself developing a new perspective on life once he finds out it's almost over. Benjamin Kasparian is a paleontologist of Armenian descent who has just split up with his wife Amanda. While trying to readjust to single life, Benjamin visits the doctor and is informed he's suffering from an unusual brain disease called Talbot's Syndrome, and he's not likely to live longer than five weeks. Benjamin is initially philosophical about his fate and decides to enjoy himself as much as he can in the time he has left - much to the disgust of Amanda, his best friend, his boss, and his new girlfriend, all of whom believe he should be taking the matter more seriously. Written by Ørnås

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A comedy about life and other terminal conditions.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

2000 and None See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Pretty funny.
21 March 2001 | by 10 96See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Moving Pictures Film Festival in Prince George, B.C. When the movie was presented to us, the organizer said that even though the main character is dying, it's not a depressing movie.

How right she was.

If anything this is an uplifting movie. Absolutely hilarious at times, which is the last thing I expected. Especially the scenes between the main character and the woman who wants to get.... well, I guess I shouldn't give that away 'til you see the movie.

I gave Two Thousand And None 8 out of 10.


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