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Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  1988 (Canada)
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While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle McCulloch ...
Einar the Lonely / Minstrel
Michael Gottli ...
Gunnar
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Snjófridur
Margaret Anne MacLeod ...
Amma
Heather Neale ...
Granddaughter
David Neale ...
Grandson
Don Hewak ...
John Ramsay
Ron Eyolfson ...
Pastor Osbaldison / Patient (as Ronald Eyolfson)
Chris Johnson ...
Lord Dufferin
Donna Szöke ...
Fish Princess
Tiffany Taylor ...
Gunnar's Strolling Companion / Gimli Maiden
Linda Schinkel ...
Dying Mother
Jeff Solylo ...
Angry Husband
Randy Kray ...
Angel
George Toles ...
Angel With Mustache
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While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofridur in a Gimli of old. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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It all happened in a Gimli we no longer know.

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$25,000 (estimated)
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In the scene where Gunnar meets Einar on the beach where Einar is chopping fish, the background music used is the theme from Richard Fleischer's The Vikings (1958). See more »

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Featured in Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight (1997) See more »

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Not necessarily as strange as it seems...
17 November 2005 | by (Gimli/Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

I picked up this movie since I live in Gimli, and have heard interesting things about Guy Maddin. Though certainly a strange and surrealist film, it is also a monument and critique of Icelandic culture, and Gimli, where he had a summer cottage. If you know the history of Gimli, and are familiar with Icelandic culture, certain parts of the film do not seem strange at all. I would be interested in knowing how people not knowing these things interpreted things like the marriage across the river, or the food served at the hospital. I am in love with the aesthetics of it. He has been able to capture the exact look of early films, right down to actors and costuming, yet this doesn't seem to take over the film. Though I am personally a bigger fan of Maddin's short films, I enjoyed trying to work my way through this.


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