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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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Cast

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Tom Whitman - age 70 (as Francis-Xavier McCarthy)
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Tom's Nurse
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Arabian Dancer (as Hélène Robitaille)
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Mr. White / Theodore Whitman
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Mr. White (voice)
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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 ...
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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Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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$4,275,000 (estimated)
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Each character's costume and personalities are references to children's fairy tale characters. For example, Gem is the White Rabbit and Ann is the Cheshire Cat. In the circus scene, Marco is dressed as Puss in Boots and Ann is Snow White. See more »

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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 »

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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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One of the most underestimated movies
9 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's achilles heel is that this movie is so unknown that I first encountered this film was by mistake, while i was just searching new 2013 trailers. this movie is definitely overcomes most of the movies from the years 2012\2013!

This film is one of the most interesting films i've ever seen.

The plot is really unexpected but if you pay enough attention for details you'll realize how the entire plot and all characters are fitted together despite that the scenes are pretty much scattered and not realistic. but it's how the people's imagination works, especially if a person has a Dementia.

I'll definitely highly recommend my friend to watch it!

I salute for the makes of the movie and who came up with the story.


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