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Death of a Superhero (2011)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama | 30 August 2012 (Germany)
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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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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 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

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Philip Larkin's poem "This Be The Verse" from the book Collected Poems By Philip Larkin is quoted. See more »

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[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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Why Do You Think You Are Here?
Written & performed by Marius Ruhland
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got sucked in by the story
17 December 2014 | by Max_OceanSee all my reviews

"Death of a Superhero" is a heard touching film about a boy who has cancer. Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Andy Serkis played their roles so perfect, that I totally forgot that their are just actors. I was able to feel into the boys mind without getting distracted by any bad played scenes. Any scene, however played, seemed perfectly fitting for these two characters. Aisling Loftus played her role great too. When I was watching the film the first time, I got sucked in by the great characters and lost myself in the beautiful story. The music in the movie fits its scenes perfectly. Those comic scenes gave the film just the right touch to not be mainstream.


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