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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)
Ilkka Villi ...
Mr. White / Theodore Whitman
Joanna Noyes ...
Keyanna Fielding ...
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Twisted tin soldier
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Dr. Jansson
Hélène Robbie ...
Sphere Dancer (as Hélène Robitaille)
Tuomas Holopainen ...
Anette Olzon ...
Ann
Jukka Nevalainen ...
Jack
Emppu Vuorinen ...
Emil
Marco Hietala ...
Marcus
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Waitress
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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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Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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Imaginaerum by Nightwish  »

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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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References The Snowman (1982) See more »

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Slow, Love, Slow
Written by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
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A True Masterpiece
27 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film cannot be explained to those who don't understand it themselves. One would know if they understood it if it reached into the deepest parts of your soul and you felt something you never knew you could. I guess that is why there are so many reviews saying the film was bad or didn't make any sense. Those are reviews from people who didn't understand why the film was made and what it was about. I admit I was very skeptical to watch it at first because of the reviews, but I'm glad I did. I am a Nightwish fan of course, but that had no effect on how I viewed the film. This film cannot be explained in words, for it is much more than that. I don't think I've cried this much in happiness than I did with this piece of work. In my opinion, it is a masterpiece. That is all I can say of this film by Nightwish. It is a true masterpiece.


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