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Death of a Superhero (2011)

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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

Director:

Ian Fitzgibbon

Writers:

Anthony McCarten (screenplay), Anthony McCarten (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Donald
Lilly Forgach Lilly Forgach ... Shrink #1 (as Lilly Forgách)
Ian Fitzgibbon Ian Fitzgibbon ... Shrink #2 / Voice of the Glove
Michael McElhatton ... James
Sharon Horgan ... Renata
Ronan Raftery ... Jeff
Andy Serkis ... Dr. Adrian King
Aisling Loftus ... Shelly
Sean Duggan ... Teacher
Ben Harding Ben Harding ... Michael
Killian Coyle Killian Coyle ... Hugo
Rebecca Thompson ... Sharon
Enda Oates ... English Teacher
Peter Sexton Peter Sexton ... Billy
Jane Brennan Jane Brennan ... Dr. Johnson
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

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Genres:

Animation | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Смерть супергероя See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$345, 6 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$345, 6 May 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

He did not shave his head or eye brows for this role. He wore make up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shrink #1: Why do you think you're here? Donald? Why do you think you're here?
Donald Clarke: I'm thinking.
Shrink #2: What are you thinking, Donald? Hmm? Come on, what are you feeling? Sometimes it can be so...
Donald Clarke: What time is it?
Shrink #2: Don't worry, plenty of time.
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Features Tommy Tiernan: A Little Cracked (2004) See more »

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Written & performed by Bub Roberts
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Not avoiding the melodrama but keeping it not melodramatic
8 July 2012 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

A year ago I wrote a review about Matching Jack, an Ausralian film about almost the same sort of story. I complained then that despite of the superb acting, the story itself followed every cliché in the book. Well this one is more or less writing the textbook of how to do it right. It doesn't avoid any of the unavoidable melodrama of such a story but it does it without ever letting it spill over. The acting is superb in this one too, but the story makes you feel like you're viewing real people and not a movie about real people, and in this case it works for the film. It's nice to see Andy Serkis for real this time - he does a wonderful job even when not hidden behind fancy CG. Also excelling are the two young leads Thomas Brodie Sangster and Aisling Loftus. There's something in this sort of story that brings out the best from actors. In such a movie if they didn't do it properly it would've turned the film downright unwatchable.


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