In the Realms of the Unreal 17 years old

In the Realms of the Unreal is a documentary about the reclusive Chicago-based artist Henry Darger. Henry Darger was so reclusive that when he died his neighbors were surprised to find a 15,145-page manuscript along with hundreds of paintings depicting The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glodeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Cased by the Child Slave Rebellion.


Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning

Narrator/Vivian Girls (Voice)

Larry Pine
Larry Pine

Henry Darger (Voice)

Mary O'Donnell
Mary O'Donnell

Herself (Neighbor)

Kiyoko Lerner
Kiyoko Lerner

Herself (Landlady)

Henry Darger
Henry Darger


All Cast

Name Character
Dakota Fanning She was 9, now 27 years old as Narrator/Vivian Girls (Voice)
Henry Darger He was 111, 81 years old when he died as Himself
Larry Pine He was 58, now 75 years old as Henry Darger (Voice)
Frier McCollister as Voice
Wally Wingert He was 42, now 59 years old as Voice
Mary O'Donnell as Herself (Neighbor)
Kiyoko Lerner as Herself (Landlady)


Name Department
Jessica Yu as Director. She was 37 (now 55) years old Directing
In the Realms of the Unreal poster
In the Realms of the Unreal (17 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, January 01, 2004
  • Runtime: 81 minutes