Death Of A Superhero
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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Instead of being about a superhero, it is about a terminally ill young man in Ireland, who possesses a great gift for drawing and a quite understandably dark view of life. Donald is the young man and he manages to keep us all at a distance, but without our disliking him. He has cancer and his prognosis is poor. Rather than spinning this into a stoic and brave young man fighting against all odds to overcome great adversity, it instead presents us with a far more real and gritty view of the reality of the situation. But if it was just that, it would have no life to it. And life is one thing this one has . . . the final product rings pitch-perfect.
David Kempler,

tags: Feature film

Cast: Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aisling Loftos, Michael McElhatton, Sharon Horgan


Screenplay: Anthony McCarten

Director of Photography: Tom Fährmann

Film Editor: Tony Cranstoun

Composer: Marius Ruhland

Producer: Michael Garland, Astrid Kahmke, Philipp Kreuzer

Production Company: Bavaria Pictures GmbH

World Sales: Global Screen GmbH

Distributor: NFP Neue Film Produktion GmbH

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon