The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

Xavier Samuel stars as Otto Bloom, a man experiencing time in reverse, in the first feature from Australian writer-director Cris Jones.

"When neuropsychologist Dr. Ada Fitzgerald (Rachel Ward) was called in to examine Otto Bloom, a young man with amnesia and an uncanny ability to predict upcoming events, little did she know the experience would change her life – and upend humanity's understanding of time itself. Bloom claimed he experienced time in reverse, with our future his past. He also seemed to know more about Ada than she knew herself." (Melbourne International Film Festival)

201685 minsAustralia
Drama

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Reviews & comments

a clever mockumentary about the conept of time

One sign that a film is worth watching is if it makes you think about things you have not thought of before. They do not need to be happy, sad, clever, or silly thoughts; just ideas triggered by cinematic art. If you go along with its highly unusual central premise, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2017) can mess with your mind long after viewing. The...

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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The film evolves into a lean, enjoyable, thoughtful work, always with time - so to speak - to throw up an interesting idea or two.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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The best to be said for this tiresome exercise in magic realism is that it feels like a film the writer-director Cris Jones, an Australian making his first feature, may have needed to get out of his system.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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The idea behind the character certainly proves intriguing, but the execution never quite satisfies.

News.com.au

News.com.au

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This budget time-travelling romance boggles with sheer ingenuity.

FilmInk

FilmInk

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...an astute, ambitious offering that understands that, while production value may be expensive, ideas are free...

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film evolves into a lean, enjoyable, thoughtful work, always with time - so to speak - to throw up an interesting idea or two.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The best to be said for this tiresome exercise in magic realism is that it feels like a film the writer-director Cris Jones, an Australian making his first feature, may have needed to get out of his system.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The idea behind the character certainly proves intriguing, but the execution never quite satisfies.

News.com.au

News.com.au

press

This budget time-travelling romance boggles with sheer ingenuity.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...an astute, ambitious offering that understands that, while production value may be expensive, ideas are free...

a clever mockumentary about the conept of time

One sign that a film is worth watching is if it makes you think about things you have not thought of before. They do not need to be happy, sad, clever, or silly thoughts; just ideas triggered by cinematic art. If you go along with its highly unusual central premise, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2017) can mess with your mind long after viewing. The...

4.0