Death of a Superhero
Categorie: Iron Herring Competition
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Cast: Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aisling Loftus
Duur: 1 uur, 37 minuten
Germany, Ireland, 2011, English (no subtitles)
Donald is a different kind of superhero. In his real life he is sick and feels like a peeled potato. But the 15-year-old has an outstanding talent to animate with pen and ink a dark world in which an invincible superhero battles a deadly nemesis and his sexy sidekick. But while Donald's cartoon hero is unbreakable and unable to love, he himself is utterly breakable and bound for love. In a rollercoaster ride he learns of life through his unorthodox psychologist Adrian King, discovers love with the rebellious Shelly and makes peace with his parents while his time is running out. And so, on the edge of the Irish Sea and on the edge of life, Donald finds himself in the heart of love: an ordinary superhero who proves the important thing it's not how you leave this life but how you live it.
With its innovative mix of live action and animation, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO tells a blisteringly modern love story that is tender, comic and truthful. Directed by Ian FitzGibbon ("Perrier's Bounty"), this English language feature is based on the homonymous novel by internationally acclaimed author Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Andy Serkis ("The Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "The Lord of the Rings", "The Hobbit") Thomas Brodie-Sangster ("Love Actually", "Nowhere Boy", "Bright Star"), Jessica Schwarz("Perfume", "Buddenbrooks", "The Door") and many more.