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Nirvana (1997)

The main character Solo in Nirvana, a computer game developed by Jimi for release in 3 days, has gained self-awareness after a virus attack. Solo wants to be deleted. Jimi wants to find his ex.

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Gabriele Salvatores, Pino Cacucci (screenplay collaborator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Jimi Dini
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Solo
Sergio Rubini ... Joystick
Stefania Rocca ... Naima
Amanda Sandrelli Amanda Sandrelli ... Maria
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Lisa (as Emanuelle Seigner)
Claudio Bisio Claudio Bisio ... Corvo Rosso
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Venditore Paranoie
Gigio Alberti Gigio Alberti ... Dr. Rauschenberg
Ugo Conti Ugo Conti ... Turista Siciliano
Silvio Orlando ... Portiere Indiano
Oreste Guidi Oreste Guidi ... Tedesco
Hal Yamanouchi ... Okasama Starr (as Haruhiko Yamanouchi)
Avinash Ganesh Avinash Ganesh ... Avinash
Antonello Grimaldi ... Portiere Pakistano
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Storyline

Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its useless "life", Jimi begins a search for people who can help him both to discover what happened to Lisa and to delete his game before it is released. Written by Sembola

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Rated R for language, violence, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie and the in-movie game are named after the Nirvana, a religious and philosophical concept used in religions of India (Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) to describe the peace of mind, body and soul one reaches after all desires (the source of suffering) are extinguished. Many believe that this is accomplished through reincarnations, where every time you "come back" you get slightly more world-weary and closer to the Nirvana. This has some similarities to what happens to Solo in his game. See more »

Quotes

Maria: Don't you like making love with me?
Solo: Well, yeah, of course, Maria; but, I mean: just be two electro-magnetic equations humping each other: don't mean to be distressing, but the procedure's in your head, but not, your sensations. It was Jimi who fed them in.
Maria: Mm; mmm; ok: So, who's this person, Jimi?
Solo: He's the guy that thought us up.
Maria: Oh.
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Crazy Credits

The last credit states as unintentional every reference to "person, things and trademarks". See more »

Alternate Versions

During 1997, shortly after it was released in Italy, Miramax's Dimension label dubbed Nirvana into English, in order to give it more mainstream appeal for the American market. See more »

Connections

References Johnny Mnemonic (1995) See more »

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Better than the Matrix!
4 June 2004 | by HighlanderArgSee all my reviews

OK, so you've always wondered what the matrix would be like with a good leading actor (rather than the wooden Reeves), a better script, no spectacular action scenes, and low budget. This is your film. We have Chris Lambert in one of his best films (along with "Subway" and of course, "Highlander"), this is not his average film. The goal is to erase the game in which its main character is aware of his condition of "gamething" and is damned to live and die. This Super Mario working for the Mafia (Abatantuono) is terrifically great. Sergio Rubini is great too, and the whole cast in general kicks ass! What to do with low budget? THIS MOVIE!

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Нирвана See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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