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Death of a Superhero (2011)

Not Rated | | 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.

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 Forgách ... Shrink #1
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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Storyline

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

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Genres:

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:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$345, 6 May 2012

Gross USA:

$607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,575
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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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Connections

Features Tommy Tiernan: A Little Cracked (2004) See more »

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Donald in Therapy
Written & performed by Marius Ruhland
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I loved the movie ,, It's real and the acting was amazing
26 April 2018 | by arcsamarfouadSee all my reviews

The story is really realistic and interesting ,, How a teenager thinks with him dying , he has also an artistic way of thinking feeling the pain in a comical sort of way , that's unique perspective ,,it was sweet and a bit depressing but painfully real , I loved the acting especially from Thomas and Andy Sirkes ,, they were excellent I'm not a fan though of the inappropriate scenes it wasn't necessary ,, the idea was obvious


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