In the Realms of the Unreal
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|In the Realms of the Unreal|
|Directed by||Jessica Yu|
|Produced by||Susan West|
|Written by||Jessica Yu|
|Narrated by||Dakota Fanning|
|Music by||Jeff Beal|
|Edited by||Jessica Yu|
|Distributed by||Forward Entertainment
An obscure janitor during his life, Darger is known for the posthumous discovery of his elaborate 15,145-page fantasy manuscript entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred watercolor paintings and other drawings illustrating the story.
The film's style is atypical of a documentary. Because there are only four known photographs of Darger, and because of his reclusive lifestyle, the film is mostly a narrated biographical account, accompanied by animated versions of events from his magnum opus, which is also surveyed in detail. Interviews with his few neighbors and other acquaintances are included.
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