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Death of a Superhero (2011)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama | 30 August 2012 (Germany)
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

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Donald
Lilly Forgach ...
Shrink #1 (as Lilly Forgách)
Ian Fitzgibbon ...
Shrink #2 / Voice of the Glove
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James
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Renata
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Jeff
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Dr. Adrian King
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Shelly
Sean Duggan ...
Teacher
Ben Harding ...
Michael
Killian Coyle ...
Hugo
Rebecca Thompson ...
Sharon
Enda Oates ...
English Teacher
Peter Sexton ...
Billy
Jane Brennan ...
Dr. Johnson
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

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30 August 2012 (Germany)  »

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Смерть супергероя  »

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Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$345 (USA) (4 May 2012)

Gross:

$345 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Philip Larkin's poem "This Be The Verse" from the book Collected Poems By Philip Larkin is quoted. See more »

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[first lines]
Shrink #1: Why do you think you're here? Donald? Why do you think you're here?
Donald Clarke: I'm thinking.
Shrink #2: What are you thinking, Donald? Hmm? Come on, what are you feeling? Sometimes it can be so...
Donald Clarke: What time is it?
Shrink #2: Don't worry, plenty of time.
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Superheroes Don't Make Compromises
3 July 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I love resilience. The relentless search for true love. The reason for us to be here and to have faith. Death of a Superhero is as grim as it is bad ass. Fantastic portrayal of an adolescent soul trapped in between the fear of an unfulfilled life and a sense of rightness. The film makes no compromises even in the face of death, instead turns everything into a comic book fantasy. The Superhero lives on. Risqué, Surreal,Emotional and funny at times. Death Of a Superhero tells a story that we avoid talking about and rarely deal with so boldly. Must watch for all of us whether you have lost a dear one or not. The plot gives enough time for the characters to evolve. The combined effect of performances, cinematography and music builds a world you would want to linger around for a while.


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