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.
Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores
. Starring: Christopher Lambert
, Diego Abatantuono
, Sergio Rubini
, Stefania Rocca
, Amanda Sandrelli
, Emmanuelle Seigner
, Claudio Bisio
, Antonio Catania
, Gigio Alberti
, Ugo Conti
, Silvio Orlando
, Oreste Guidi
, Hal Yamanouchi
. Music by: Federico De Robertis
, Mauro Pagani
Alright, as I can see, we have very mixed reviews on this one. I personally really liked this sci-fi flick. What's so cool about it? No, no, it's not thought-provoking like eXistenZ of David Cronenberg and then again YES forget about Matrix - Nirvana is magical in a way a Hollywood film will never be. Almost surreal, Nirvana presents the future world in a most atmospheric way, and quite realistically manages to capture the decadent atmosphere of a future cyberpunk world.
What's no realistic at all, and oversimplifying is the whole plot and stuff. But who cares? Characters manage to be quite interesting, the music builds an awesome atmosphere. As you see, I don't try to intellectualise any of it: i like it for what it is, a small euro sci-fi that, at least to me, delivered the goods! .
Review by KGB-Greece-Patras from the Internet Movie Database.