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Death of a Superhero


Ireland 2011, 97 minutes
Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
Genres: Drama


Aroview: A 15-year-old terminal cancer patient retreats to the world of superhero fantasy through his own comic book drawings in this measured, insightful drama about approaching mortality.

Inevitable sentimentality aside, the film's emotional truth rests on the actors, with Andy Serkis particularly good here as a psychiatrist assigned to watch over the young teenager. New Zealander Anthony McCarten is credited with the screenplay, adapted from his novel of the same name.

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