In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

In the Realms of the Unreal
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Barrow Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Tim Bieber Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Shana Hagan Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Jessica Yu Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kara Vallow Animation Supervisor Animation Producer 120918 23000001
Jeff Beal Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Russ Harper Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jessica Yu Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jessica Yu Director n/a 2 2000001
Larry Pine Narrator n/a 120790 1000002
Jessica Yu Producer n/a 3 3000001
Susan West Producer n/a 3 3000002
Karen Carter Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Joan Huang Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Dakota Fanning Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
An innovative masterpiece that literally gives wings to one man's singular vision of an imaginary world. Henry Darger lived a reclusive life and died alone in a Catholic mission in 1973. For more than 60 years, he created a massive literary and graphic body of work, including The Realms of the Unreal, an epic, fifteen-thousand-page novel with hundreds of paintings that recounts the wars between nations on an enormous unnamed planet. Darger's keen sense of composition and vivid colors allowed him to create incredibly intense and beautiful illustrations which are often disturbingly violent. Consciously excluding art experts and psychologists, Yu presents impressions of Darger's work only from the people who knew him, letting the audience make up their own minds about the man. The film cleverly parallels his real life with his fantasies, making the oddness of his fantasy world more accessible.