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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself ()


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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 more »

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Wilbur
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Harbour
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Alice
Lisa McKinlay ...
Mary
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Horst
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Moira
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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
John Yule ...
Alan's Father
Anne Marie Timoney ...
Night Nurse
Martin O'Connor ...
Suicide Patient 1
Elaine M. Ellis ...
Suicide Patient 2 (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
Chun-Wah Tsang ...
Chinese Waiter
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Butcher
Jazmin Fraser ...
Fatima
Rory Elrick ...
Angus
Lloyd Butler ...
Thomas
Scott Turner ...
Child 1
Connall Henderson ...
Child 2
Amber Randell McLean ...
Child 3
Olivia Calder ...
Choma
Samantha McNiven ...
Morgana
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(uncredited) (voice)
Nick Smith ...
Dr. Robert McElung (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lone Scherfig

Written by

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Lone Scherfig ... (written by) &
Anders Thomas Jensen ... (written by)

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Karen Bentzon ... line producer
Gillian Berrie ... co-producer
Sara Harkins ... line producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen ... executive producer
Sisse Graum Jørgensen ... producer (as Sisse Graum Olsen)
Ib Tardini ... associate producer

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Joachim Holbek

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Jørgen Johansson

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Gerd Tjur

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Anne Katrine Andersen ... post-production coordinator
Torben Ager Andersen ... assistant editor (as Torben Andersen)
Marlene Billie Andreasen ... first assistant editor
Karina Buttler ... assistant editor (as Karina Butler)
Thomas Caspersen ... digital film recordist
Peter Diemar ... digital color grader
Mette Høst Hansen ... post-production assistant
Mikkel Lindskov Hansen ... on-line editor
Troels Hoe ... on-line editor
Lasse Martinussen ... assistant editor
Michael Frank Nielsen ... film color timer (as Michael Nielsen)
Helle Tang ... assistant editor

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Jette Lehmann

Art Direction by

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Mark Leese

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Christine Bechameil ... decorator
Jim O'Donnell ... decorator
Ursula Riismøller Nielsen ... decorator (as Ursulu Riis Møller Nielsen)

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Françoise Nicolet ... (as Francoise Nicolet)

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Christine Brack ... makeup assistant
Tine Buch ... makeup designer
Caroline Hamilton ... makeup assistant
Agneta von Gegerfelt ... makeup assistant

Production Management

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William Knuttel ... production manager
Pia Nielsen ... post-production supervisor

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Emma Bedford ... second second assistant director
Marissa Carrera ... third assistant director (as Marissa Carrara)
Antony Castle ... first assistant director
Ingrid Kofoed ... second assistant director

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Karsten Sand Andersen ... storyboard artist: Ghost
Jim Elliott ... stand-by props (as Jim Elliot)
Charlotte Garnov ... props
Caroline Grebbell ... props buyer
John Harkins ... art department dailies
Paul Harkins ... art department dailies
Emma Henderson ... petty cash buyer
Peter Holmgård ... props assistant
Jake Irving ... art department trainee
Søren Jochumsen ... carpenter
Carsten Larsen ... carpenter
Søren Lundborg ... carpenter
Rhian Nicholas ... art department assistant
Sten Nielsen ... carpenter
Tine Hieronymus Nielsen ... property master (as Tine Hieronimus)
Gunnar Rosén ... carpenter (as Gunnar Rosen)
Hjørdis Toft ... model maker
Jon Truelsen ... stand-by props
Gail Wallace ... art department assistant
Derek Welsh ... carpenter
Paul Wilson ... graphic designer: Yellow1

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Asser Borgen ... foley editor
Mikkel Groos ... sound effects editor
Tom Hannen ... ProTools operator
Kahl Henderson ... dialogue editor
Micheal MacKinnon ... foley artist (as Micheal McKinnon)
Alastair Mason ... boom operator
Peter Murphy ... boom operator (as Pete Murphy)
Rune Palving ... sound designer
Dave Sontar ... additional adr recordist

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Kristoffer Bentzon ... special effects: Denmark
Lars Kolding Andersen ... special effects: Denmark
Evan Green-Hughes ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)

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Niels Valentin Dal ... compositing artist
Lars Bjørn Hansen ... Flame operator
Peter Hjorth ... visual effects supervisor
Rasmus Lange ... compositing artist

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Tracey Caudle ... stunt performer (as Tracy Caudle)
Neil Finnighan ... stunt coordinator
Hans-Peter Ludvigsen ... stunt performer (as Hans Peter Ludvigsen)

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Peter Alsted ... clapper loader
Per Arnesen ... still photographer
Lars Banzon Bastholm ... electrician (as Lars Bastholm)
Dirk Brüel ... additional photographer
Niels Dose ... gaffer
Stine Hein ... best boy
Morten Kastberg ... electrician
Mark Mavrinac ... dolly grip
Ross Pearson ... rigger
John Frimann Rasmussen ... focus puller
Chris Shaw ... camera trainee
Pat Sweeney ... generator operator
Gary Thompson ... best boy
Julie Bills ... first assistant camera: dailies (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kahleen Crawford ... casting assistant: Big Fish Casting
Des Hamilton ... casting: Big Fish Casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anne Matheson ... wardrobe assistant
Louise Kjærulff Skjær ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Shian Holt ... location assistant
Donald MacKinnon ... location manager

Music Department

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Nick Gray ... music assistant
Lars Krarup ... musician: guitar
Mike Ross-Trevor ... music mixer / music recording engineer
Anders Valbro ... music supervisor
Allan Wilson ... conductor: The Philharmonia Orchestra
Jimmy Østbygaard ... copyist: assistant to composer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Pat Harkins ... driver
Dave Williams ... facilities transport captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Svend Abrahamsen ... consultant: Nordic Film & TV Fund
Henrik Agermann ... banking services: Forstædernes Bank
Pilou Asbæk ... production runner (as Johan Philip Asbæk)
Susanne Bille ... marketing and public relations
Morten Bundgaard ... assistant to producers: Denmark
Tai Shin Carstensen ... marketing and public relations
Abbi Cope ... caterer: Scotland
Lars Dela ... technical consultant
Marie Gade Denessen ... financing coordinator (as Marie Gade)
Anna Duffield ... assistant to producers: Scotland
Yvonne Dunn ... lawyer: Wright, Johnstone & MacKenzie
Mikkel Erlandsen ... production runner
Birthe Frost ... continuity
Graham Galloway ... floor runner
Peter Garde ... financing supervisor
Jo Gibson ... dailies runner
Lizette Gram ... marketing and public relations
Jesper Grüner ... production assistant
Stewart Hamilton ... dailies runner
Camilla Hammerich ... consultant: TV2 Danmark
Jeanett Hansen ... banking services: Forstædernes Bank
Jens Georg Hansen ... insurance broker: Marsh A/S (as Jens-Georg Hansen)
Regina Hansen ... insurance broker: Marsh A/S
Nicholas Hawtin ... script translator
Frederik Honoré ... marketing and public relations
Mikkel Kastberg ... assistant to producers: Denmark (as Mikkel Bussenius Kastberg)
Anders Kjærhauge ... legal advisor
William Knuttel ... set manager
Ann Køj ... production accountant: Denmark
Jan Lehmann ... marketing and public relations
Emilie Brandt Luke ... production intern (as Emilie Luke)
Hans Lönnerheden ... completion bond: Film Finances Scandinavia
Ranald Maclean ... production runner
Mikkel Maltha ... legal advisor
Lucy Marr ... production accountant: Scotland
Kenny McGhee ... unit nurse
John McKain ... production accountant: UK
Jennifer Mitchell ... unit nurse
Per Neumann ... completion bond: Film Finances Scandinavia
Abigail Payne ... lawyer: Harbottle & Lewis
Charlotte Pedersen ... financing coordinator
Angus Pigott ... production coordinator
Adam Price ... consultant: TV2 Danmark (as Adam Price)
Michael Sandager ... behind-the-scenes
Christian Scherfig ... legal advisor: director and writers, Lindh Stabell Horten
Lasse Schmidt ... subtitler
Sam Stewart ... caterer: Scotland
Stef Swiatek ... unit nurse (as Stefania Swiatek)
Jonathan Sydenham ... script translator
Ulrik Trojaborg ... script consultant
Ann Vognsen ... production accountant: Denmark
Lars von Trier ... script consultant
Mette Walter ... assistant to producers: Denmark
Vinca Wiedemann ... commissioning editor: Danish Film Institut
Paul Wilson ... title designer: Yellow1
Karen Wood ... continuity
Peter Hjorth ... consultant: HDTV (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bettina Brokemper ... the producers wish to thank
Arnold Clark ... the producers wish to thank
Claudia Deselaers ... the producers wish to thank (as Claudia Droste Deselaers)
Douglas Graham ... the producers wish to thank
Isabel Krolla ... the producers wish to thank
David Mackenzie ... the producers wish to thank
John Milarky ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Schmid-Ospach ... the producers wish to thank
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The life he wanted to end, was just about to begin See more »
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Also Known As
  • Wilbur begår selvmord (Denmark)
  • Wilbur (Sweden)
  • Wilbur begår självmord (Sweden)
  • Wilbur (France)
  • Wilbur - Das Leben ist eins der schwersten (Germany)
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  • 111 min
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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Det store lærred: Wilbur begår selvmord (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Auld Lang Syne See more »
Quotes Harbour: Wilbur. When you were dead... what was it like?
Wilbur: Harbour, you've got a hangover. You're not going to die.
Harbour: Of course not. I know that. But what was it like?
Wilbur: What do you mean?
Harbour: Is there anything there? Is there some kind of huge white light?
Wilbur: It's as dull as ditchwater. There's nothing. Just blackness and utter silence. It's a bit like being in Wales.
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