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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Whitman - age 70 (as Francis-Xavier McCarthy)
Tom's Nurse
Hélène Robbie ...
Arabian Dancer (as Hélène Robitaille)
Mr. White / Theodore Whitman
Mr. White (voice)
Victoria Jung ...
Ann - age 8 (as Victoria Ann Jung)
Kathleen Fee ...
Tracy Gainman (voice) (as Katheleen Fee)
Dr. Jansson
Keyanna Fielding ...
Anette Olzon ...
Emppu Vuorinen ...
Marco Hietala ...


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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A dark dream. A dying memory. A hidden regret. One last ride.


Drama | Fantasy | Musical


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23 November 2012 (Finland)  »

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


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 »


[first lines]
Orphan caretaker: That's it. Gently.
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Slow, Love, Slow
Written by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
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25 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had no idea what this film was about nor had i ever heard of this film until torrentday. This is truly an epic film and one that i will not be forgetting for a long time.

The acting the graphics are faultless and the music score by for me an unknown nightwish fits the film perfectly. Some scenes may be too harsh for kids.

This is a film that baffles but easy to put together with a truly wonderful and emotionally ending.

Will my friends like it? probably not. But i can truly say i will not enjoy a film like this again for a long time.

My hat is off Stobe Harju.

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