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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.

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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 ... 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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Details

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Philip Larkin's poem "This Be The Verse" from the book Collected Poems By Philip Larkin is quoted. 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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Something in this film makes me believe it.
30 January 2018 | by olyagirisSee all my reviews

I don't (and didn't) know a person with cancer, but I think, there is something true in this story. We all can be aggressive and cruel, but we can't be so offended at life. Healthy people will never understand the one with cancer, but we can try. And we must. Because the human beings can't be alone. We need to be surrounded by warmth and care, physically and mentally.

This film is not only about an incurable disease, it's about relationship. Real, difficult, "in the raw" relationship between parents and the kid, brothers, a boy and a girl, and just between people with difficult life situations.

This film is about hard, painful, distressing acceptance that not every problem can be fixed, but it's not the reason to give up.

Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Michael McElhatton as the other actors make me believe the story, and film crew makes me live in this drama for 93 minutes. Thank you a lot.


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