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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

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The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wilbur
... Harbour
... Alice
Lisa McKinlay ... Mary
... Horst
... Moira
... Sophie
Robert McIntosh ... Taylor
Lorraine McIntosh ... Ruby
Gordon Brown ... Wayne
Mhairi Morrison ... Claire (as Mhairi Steenbock)
Andrew Townsley ... Doctor
Coral Preston ... Jenny
Colin McAllister ... Male Supervisor
Owen Gorman ... Porter
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The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose their father and inherit his second-hand bookshop. One day Alice enters the shop with her little daughter. Alice is a cleaning lady at the nearby hospital and she sells the books that the patients leave behind. The daughter Mary yearns for a home where the books don't always get sold. Harbour falls in love with Alice and soon all four of them are closely intertwined in each other's lives - and perhaps even deaths. Written by Laplisse4

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The life he wanted to end, was just about to begin See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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8 November 2002 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Dos hermanos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£37,461 (United Kingdom), 5 December 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,747, 14 March 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$233,053, 13 June 2004
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One of a more or less successful series of foreign language film made by Danish filmmakers using Danish money, after the success of Danish language films around the world. Others include Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), It's All About Love (2003), I Am Dina (2002), Dogville (2003), Skagerrak (2003) and The King Is Alive (2000). See more »

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Harbour: Fatima's mother was completely calm. Seems the whole family's named Fatima except for her younger brother Bob.
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Featured in Filmbyen, la nouvelle Mecque du cinéma? (2007) See more »

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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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(when Harbour comes home from the hospital)
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A well acted, beautiful, funny little charmer.
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film played in a small art-house theater in Los Angeles for several weeks with little or no promotion. I'd never heard of it and wondered why it continued playing for so long. I did not go to see it then but remembered the odd title. I subsequently came across the DVD and purchased it out of curiosity. I was amply rewarded for my adventure. The film, a Danish-Scottish co-production, is a small treasure. It is funny and poignant. The acting is uniformly fine and the characters are well defined and developed. The score is excellent and is performed by the Philharmonic of London. I share the DVD with friends and family and recommend the film highly. It's a wonderful little film.


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