Death of a Superhero

6.5
HD FSK 12 Germany 2011 92 min
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English, German

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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

Cast

Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Michael McElhatton, Sharon Horgan, Aisling Loftus

Writer

Anthony McCarten

Full description

Donald is 14 years old, he likes to draw comics and he wishes he had a girlfriend. None of this is unusual, but Donald has one problem that sets him apart from his peers - he has leukemia, and after going through several rounds of chemotherapy, no one is sure if he'll grow to adulthood. As his parents try to make sense of their son's anger and mood swings, Donald often retreats into a fantasy world he's created in his drawings where he's a strong, muscular superhero with a beautiful female sidekick who helps him battle an all-powerful villain, The Glove. As Donald tries to move forward in a life that may only last a few more years, he gets useful advice from Dr. Adrian King, a counselor and "death therapist," and he strikes up a friendship with Shelly, a pretty teenage girl whose cynicism nearly matches his own.

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