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In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 24, 2004
BoxOffice: $0.2M

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Running Time
1 hour, 21 minutes

Country USA

Studio Wellspring

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• In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)



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Genre: Documentary, Fantasy

Plot: IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL: THE MYSTERIOUS ART AND LIFE OF HENRY DARGER explores the fascinating mind of a reclusive, obsessive man who spent much of his life working on a 15,000-page illustrated book about the ultimate battle of good versus evil, focusing on young girls in serious danger. Born and raised in and around Chicago, Henry Darger was a lonely, strange child who had no friends and an ailing father. Sent to the Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children, Darger was different from the other kids. In 1909, when he was seventeen, he began compiling "The Story of the Vivian Girls, in what is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion," a massive undertaking about a fierce war that involved Christian soldiers, heathens, and the seven pretty Vivian Girls. Jessica Yu's documentary draws remarkable parallels between Darger's fantasy world and his real life, based on material discovered in his apartment after his death in 1973. She also speaks with Darger's landlord and the few neighbors and churchgoers who knew him, opting not to talk to art critics or psychiatrists, instead letting the audience choose for itself whether Darger was a madman or a genius. She also brings Darger's colorful collage art to life, using

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Dakota Fanning
War of the Worlds, Man on Fire, Hide and Seek
Larry Pine
The Royal Tenenbaums, Dead Man Walking, The Shipping News
Wally Wingert
Return to Never Land, Can of Worms, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
Paul Robert Langdon
The Staircase, Perfect Game
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 Music By
Jeff Beal
Pollock, Door to Door, The House on Turk Street



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