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Wilbur (Wants to Kill Himself)

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Synopsis

Wilbur wants to kill himself, but is yet to succeed. Even though he has a unique magnetism, especially with the ladies, his wit and charm can't disguise his pessimism. Quite contrarily, his younger brother, Harbour, is an incurable optimist and providing for Wilbur's happiness is his purpose in life. These two eccentric brothers live in Glasgow where they have inherited a dilapidated bookshop, the only memory of their recently deceased father.
 
After yet another failed suicide attempt Harbour convinces Wilbur to move in with him in the apartment above the bookshop. But Harbour finds love in the shape of shy and beautiful single mother Alice, who works at night cleaning the hospital, where she collects books left by the patients, which she then sells at the bookshop.
 
Soon Alice and her young daughter Mary move into the bookshop with Harbour and Wilbur, and together the four of them discover a little happiness in life; Alice comes out of her shell, Mary finds a family and Wilbur beings to find some meaning in life. Although Harbour has never been happier, he carries a dark secret, which cannot be hidden forever.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
109 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Lone Scherfig
Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Editor
Gerd Tjur
Screenwriter
Lone Scherfig, Anders Thomas Jensen
Director of Photography
Jørgen Johansson
Sound
Des Hamilton
Music
Joakim Holbek
Principal Cast
Jamie Sives, Shirley Henderson, Adrian Rawlins, Lisa McKinlay, Mads Mikkelsen

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Production Company

Zentropa Productions
Avedoer Tvaervej 10
Hvidovre 2650
Denmark

T+45 36 78 00 55
F+45 36 78 00 77

Sales
Company

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Denmark

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