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The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

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The chronicle of the life and great love of Otto Bloom, an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse – passing backwards through the years while remembering the future.

Written and directed by award-winning Australian helmer Cris Jones (“The Funk”, “Excursion”) THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and takes Australian drama to creatively mind-bending new heights. The first time feature film stars Xavier Samuel („The Twilight Saga: Eclipse“, “Love & Friendship”, “Adore”) as the ambivalent but fascinating Otto Bloom, proving his exceptional talent alongside three-times Golden Globe® nominee Rachel Ward (“Against All Odds”, “The Thorn Birds”) and her daughter Matilda Brown (“Am I Okay”).
The Death and Life of Otto Bloom chronicles the life and great love of an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse – wandering blindly into the past, while remembering the future. The film charts Bloom's rise from scientific oddity to international superstar as he searches for love and meaning in this strange, backwards world. Over the years, he has a string of romances while challenging our preconceived notions about life, death and the nature of time. When the world proves to be not yet ready for Bloom's radical ideas, his fall from grace is as swift as it is tragic. But for Bloom, the end is only the beginning…

    Key Information

  • Fiction
  • 2016
  • 01:24:00
  • Australia
  • Optimism Films (Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong)
  • Made for Cinema

    Cast & Crew

  • Cris Jones
  • Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown
  • Shaun Miller, Jonathan Page
  • Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong
  • Cris Jones
  • László Baranyai


  • Classical drama
  • Romance

    Language versions

  • English


  • Beijing Student Film Festival (2017)

    Beijing Student Film Festival Awards (won) Best Visual Effects (Tiantan Award 2017)

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