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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.

Directors:

Stobe Harju, Mark Roper (co-director)

Writers:

Stobe Harju (screenplay), Mikko Rautalahti (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis X. McCarthy ... Tom Whitman - age 70 (as Francis-Xavier McCarthy)
Glenda Braganza ... Tom's Nurse
Helene Robbie ... Arabian Dancer (as Hélène Robitaille)
Ilkka Villi ... Mr. White / Theodore Whitman
Elias Toufexis ... Mr. White (voice)
Victoria Jung Victoria Jung ... Ann - age 8 (as Victoria Ann Jung)
Kathleen Fee Kathleen Fee ... Tracy Gainman (voice) (as Katheleen Fee)
Marianne Farley ... Gem Whitman
Quinn Lord ... Tom Whitman - age 10
Ron Lea ... Dr. Jansson
Joanna Noyes ... Ann - age 73
Keyanna Fielding Keyanna Fielding ... Gem Whitman - age 7
Anette Olzon ... Ann
Emppu Vuorinen Emppu Vuorinen ... Emil
Marco Hietala Marco Hietala ... Marcus
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Time to make a wish. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Imaginaerum by Nightwish See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,275,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,819
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Caramel Film See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Snowman in many scenes, was not CGI but actually had the voice actor wear the costume. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Orphan caretaker: That's it. Gently.
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Crazy Credits

The production crew is credited as "Imagineers" See more »

Alternate Versions

Imaginaerum- The Other World (Alternate release title with alternative cover art, in Europe and Asia only) See more »

Connections

References The Snowman (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow, Love, Slow
Written by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
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Imaginaerum: Who put these tears in my eyes?!
5 August 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Imaginaerum was a random pick & mix movie I went into knowing nothing and was immediatly struck by how good everything looked. This Finnish made title looks like a AAA Hollywood movie except here the rest of the quality matches.

Otherwise known as the Nightwish movie as it was scored & soundtracked by the Finnish band, this is a dark fairytale that really took me by surprise.

It tells the story of a man in his final hours living a bizzare fantasy in his head while his embittered daughter deals with his condition in her own way.

It is a true visual treat that though very fragmented and not the easiest movie to follow does in fact have an outstanding payoff and all comes together in the end.

Looking great, sounding fantastic and with a story that comes together this beautifully my one criticism was that I wanted it to continue for longer.

A wonderful movie worthy of anyone and everyones attention.

The Good:

Visually stunning

Fantastic soundtrack

Devastatingly well written

The Bad:

Should have perhaps been longer

Couple of weak moments that damage the flow

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I should start listening to more Nightwish


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