Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

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Movie Info

Set in the Gimli Hospital, the Lonely Einar (Kyle McCulloch) and Gunnar (Michael Gottli) are smallpox patients at the beginning of the twentieth century who share a room. After becoming more acquainted, they divulge personal information to one another, getting more strange with each tale. Apparent rivalry follows in director Guy Maddin's feature Tales from the Gimli Hospital.
Rating:
NR (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Kino on Video

Cast

Angela Heck
as Snjofridur
Kyle McCulloch
as Einar the Lonely/Minstrel
Caroline Bonner
as Elfa Egilsdottir
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Critic Reviews for Tales from the Gimli Hospital

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Whatever else you might say about this weird, creepy, and funny independent item by Guy Maddin, it's certainly different.

May 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's a thin line between weird and strange, and Maddin's debut falls just the wrong side.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It is a strange piece of work.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

[One] Maddin's most successful experiments in untuned cinema.

May 30, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

It's a strange tale that never seems to be anything other than enormously funny and strange.

Full Review… | October 4, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

No excerpt available.

August 1, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Tales from the Gimli Hospital

I enjoy a decent surreal flick every now and again. David Lynch is one of my favorite filmakers. Tales for Gimli Hospital is "Eraserhead goes to the psych ward" and it does have its moments. There are some good laughs, good symbolisms, good scenes that will draw the viewer into the dream. But, it just needs some more. It never grabbed me completely. Those that really enjoy the absurd will probably take it in just fine, but the majority should pass on this one.

Jeff Q
Jeff Q
½

Whatever else you might say about this weird, creepy, and funny independent item by Guy Maddin, it's certainly different.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

My favourtie film by my favourite Canadian director.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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