Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself the Movie

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Indeed, Wilbur (Sives) does want to die as the opening sequence shows him eager to swallow some pills in one of his many, varied attempts to join his deceased parents. When he becomes homeless his responsible, easy-going brother, Harbour (Rawlins), who lives above their father's old dingy bookstore, provides refuge even after Harbour's new wife and her nine-year-old daughter move in. With this unconventional family unit, Danish director Scherfig's first English offering exquisitely spans the spectrum of human emotion as it shuffles between humor as dark and dreary as its backdrop (Glasgow) and the morbidity inherent in such a tale.


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Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Swedish, British, Danish, French.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Suicide, Glasgow, Scotland, Single Parents, Books & Bookstores
Lone Scherfig, Anders Thomas Jensen
Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Jamie Sives, Lisa McKinlay, Mads Mikkelsen, Susan Vidler, Julia Davis
Jorgen Johansson
Lone Scherfig
Joachim Holbek
Rune Palving, Gerd Tjur, Mark Leese, Jette Lehmann
Sisse Graum Olsen, Zentropa Entertainment, Danish Film Institute, Scottish Screen, Glasgow Film Fund

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