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Novo (2005)

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The nature of love and memory and how the two sensations interrelate are explored in Jean-Pierre Limosin's 2002 film Novo. Office worker Graham (Eduardo Noriega) suffered a head injury that destroyed his ability to maintain long-term memories. Falling in love with the forgetful Graham, temporary office secretary Irene (Anna Mouglalis) takes the opportunity to engage Graham in a sexual relationship that feels like the beginning of a hot romance -- with plenty of adventurous sexual encounters along the way. While Irene insists that she'll maintain the memories for both of them until Graham recovers, she begins to wonder if their romance will endure without his being able to remember any of the hot details from their short history. Novo was a chosen for inclusion into the 2002 Locarno International Film Festival.

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Cast

Paz Vega
as Isabelle
Lény Bueno
as Antoine
Bernard Bloch
as Doctor Sagem
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Critic Reviews for Novo

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

While its provocative theme clearly has dramatic and comedic possibilities, the film mostly fails to realize them, content to provide a series of erotic encounters with plenty of opportunities for its lead performers to undress.

October 28, 2005

Playfully sexy.

September 23, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

Sleek, attractive and ultimately vapid, Novo applies to sex and love the concept of short-term memory loss used to such acute dramatic effect in Memento.

September 20, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Limosin's elliptical narrative, meant to correlate with his protagonist's blank-slate mind, instead plays as desultory and just plain confused.

September 20, 2005 | Full Review…

Despite its philosophical pretensions, the film is fairly lightweight, and its good-looking cast and sleek production values are more memorable than any of its heady themes.

September 21, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

Groundhog Day for the randy or 9 1/2 Weeks reduced to 9 1/2 hours

September 21, 2005 | Rating: '2/5' | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Novo

½

Memento with more tits, but with less brains.

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