Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Director: Lone Scherfig Cast: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson


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Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig, the writer and director of the 12th Dogme 95 film, 2000's critically acclaimed Italian for Beginners, presents this comedy drama starring Jamie Sives and Adrian Rawlins as brothers Wilbur and Harbour. When their mother died early in their lives, it became up to Harbour to keep tabs on Wilbur, the younger and chronically depressed of the two siblings. Now in their thirties, their father has passed away, leaving them to take over the family's used book store. It is there that they encounter Alice (Shirley Henderson), a hospital janitor who sells the books that patients leave behind, and her young, optimistic daughter, Mary (Lisa McKinlay). Together, the four form a bond that changes each of their lives, with Harbour falling in love with Alice and Mary's sunny demeanor giving the suicidal Wilbur a reason to live. The first English-language effort from Scherfig, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself was nominated for best film at Denmark's 2003 Bodil Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2005
UPC: 0829567022429
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Virgil Films
Time: 1:51:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Sives Wilbur
Adrian Rawlins Harbour
Shirley Henderson Alice
Lisa McKinlay Mary
Mads Mikkelsen Dr. Horst
Julia Davis Moira
Susan Vidler Sophie
Roger McIntosh Actor

Technical Credits
Lone Scherfig Director,Screenwriter
Gillian Berrie Co-producer
Des Hamilton Casting
Joachim Holbek Score Composer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Anders Thomas Jensen Screenwriter
Jorgen Johansson Cinematographer
Mark Leese Art Director
Jette Lehmann Production Designer
Sisse Graum Olsen Producer
Rune Palving Sound/Sound Designer
Ib Tardini Associate Producer
Gerd Tjur Editor

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