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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Not Yet Released

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

Cast and Crew

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

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