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Imaginaerum (2012)

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A coma sends an old man into his childhood's sinister fantasy world, where he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it's too late.

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Tom Whitman - age 70 (as Francis-Xavier McCarthy)
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Arabian Dancer (as Hélène Robitaille)
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Mr. White (voice)
Victoria Jung ...
Ann - age 8 (as Victoria Ann Jung)
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Tracy Gainman (voice) (as Katheleen Fee)
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Dr. Jansson
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Keyanna Fielding ...
Gem Whitman - age 7
Anette Olzon ...
Ann
Emppu Vuorinen ...
Emil
Marco Hietala ...
Marcus
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Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it? The film is a journey between two different dimensions. Tom travels through his imaginary world seeking answers and finding memories, while his daughter, Gem, tries to recover the bond she had once shared with her father in the real world. As they have become more and more distant from each other over the years, and as there's even greater obstacles separating them now Tom's coma and his imminent death Gem's project feels doomed to failure. However, through Tom's darkest secrets, Gem discovers the path she must follow in order to... Written by Official site

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Time to make a wish. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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18 March 2013 (Germany)  »

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Imaginaerum by Nightwish  »

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$4,275,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "Imaginarium" until the band chose to change the name to prevent mix ups with other media. See more »

Goofs

Tom's (age 10) toy airplane disappear and reappears between shots. Tom falls asleep with the airplane in his arms, but when the window opens, Tom's arms are lying on both sides, with no airplane, and back again. See more »

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[first lines]
Orphan caretaker: That's it. Gently.
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The production crew is credited as "Imagineers" See more »

Connections

References The Snowman (1982) See more »

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Slow, Love, Slow
Written by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
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Amazing work!
2 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely fantastic piece of art, specially for Salvador Dali and Tim Burton fans, not mentioning Nightwish Anette-era fans. For just 10 millions budget they had a great work of SFX. The art of the movie fit very well in the feeling of the story and sometimes you cannot understand is this happening in the real world or in the dreams of Thomas Withman. For me this dubious atmosphere is the biggest point of the movie. And the soundtrack in my opinion was one of best of this year till now. The only thing that can be very complicated to understand for somebody is the plot, that is very complex and hard to understand. But if you do, you'll see that this is possibly one of best stories told this year. Absolutely must-watch movie!


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