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Tales from the Gimli Hospital ()


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While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the... See more »

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Kyle McCulloch ...
Einar the Lonely / Minstrel
Michael Gottli ...
Gunnar
Angela Heck ...
Snjófridur
Margaret Anne MacLeod ...
Amma
Heather Neale ...
Granddaughter
David Neale ...
Grandson
Don Hewak ...
John Ramsay
Ron Eyolfson ...
Pastor Osbaldison / Patient (as Ronald Eyolfson)
Chris Johnson ...
Lord Dufferin
Donna Szöke ...
Fish Princess
Tiffany Taylor ...
Gunnar's Strolling Companion / Gimli Maiden
Linda Schinkel ...
Dying Mother
Jeff Solylo ...
Angry Husband
Randy Kray ...
Angel
George Toles ...
Angel With Mustache
Carmen Snidal ...
Sigvalda Sigurdsdottír
Brent Neale ...
Valdimar / Gimli Manfolk
Greg Klymkiw ...
Gravedigger I
Ian Handford ...
Gravedigger II / Highlander
Caroline Bonner ...
Elfa Egilsdóttir / Nurse / Gimli Maiden
Michelle Hannesson ...
Nurse
Roberta Hannesson ...
Nurse
Martina Petriuk ...
Nurse
Jey Thibedeau ...
Nurse
Jennine Profeta ...
Nurse / Gimli Maiden
Bonnie Brown ...
Nurse
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Gimli Manfolk / Patient
Allen Schinkel ...
Gimli Manfolk
Howard Curle ...
Gimli Manfolk
M.B. Duggan ...
Gimli Manfolk
John Bekavac ...
Gimli Manfolk
Stephen Snyder ...
Gimli Manfolk / Bleeding Patient / Highlander (as Snydér)
Alan Baker ...
Gimli Manfolk
Dmitri ...
Gimli Manfolk
Michael Duggan ...
Gimli Manfolk (as Baby Michael Duggan)
Yvette Nolan ...
Gimli Maiden
Kirsten McFeetors ...
Gimli Maiden
Laurie Richardson ...
Gimli Maiden / Dancer
Janice McRae ...
Gimli Maiden
Gord Arthur ...
Patient
David Barber ...
Patient
Laurence Eyolfson ...
Patient
Herdis Maddin ...
Patient
Gary LeDrew ...
Patient
Jay Ashmore ...
Patient
Lil Eyolfson ...
Patient
Lillian May Eyolfson ...
Patient
Jilian Maddin ...
Child / Dancer
Maggie Atkinson ...
Child
Tara Lambert ...
Child
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Child
Kate Atkinson ...
Child
Jennifer Olenick ...
Child
Beth Ann McIvor ...
Child (as Beth Anne McIvor)
Megan LaTouche ...
Dancer
Lara Pavlov ...
Dancer
Rita Bozi ...
Dancer
Andrée Thompson ...
Dancer
Nicola Longmuir ...
Swimmer
Kathryn Slight ...
Swimmer
Shari Ceaser ...
Swimmer
Cindy Malcovitch ...
Swimmer
Hugh MacKenzie ...
Highlander
Barry Pihulak ...
Highlander
George MacDonald ...
Highlander
Craig Kirby ...
Highlander
Gordon Thorne ...
Highlander
Alex Beattie ...
Highlander
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Greg Klymkiw ... producer
Stephen Snyder ... producer (as Snydér)

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Guy Maddin

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Guy Maddin

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Dawna Noga ... negative cutter (as Dawna)

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Jeff Solylo

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Donna Szöke ... (gowns)

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Donna Szöke ... makeup artist

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Kyle McCulloch ... assistant director

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Rick Atkinson ... model maker: farm house

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Laurence Mardon ... sound
Clive Perry ... sound mixer

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Lorne Bailey ... additional camera operator
Alan Baker ... key grip
Holly Gregory ... additional camera operator
Carol Pickering ... additional camera operator

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Michael Powell ... builder: angels
George Toles ... story consultant
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Plot Summary

While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofridur in a Gimli of old. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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Taglines It all happened in a Gimli we no longer know. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Сказки госпиталя Гимли (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Gimli Saga
  • Pestilence
  • Geschichten aus dem Gimli Hospital (West Germany)
  • Istories apo to nosokomeio Gimli (Greece)
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  • 72 min
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Budget $25,000 (estimated)

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Trivia In the scene where Gunnar meets Einar on the beach where Einar is chopping fish, the background music used is the theme from Richard Fleischer's The Vikings (1958). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight (1997). See more »
Quotes Amma: It all happened in a Gimli we no longer know.
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