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The Living Wake (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 June 2007 (USA)
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A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike O'Connell ... K. Roth Binew
Jim Gaffigan ... Lampert Binew
Jill Larson ... Alma Binew
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Marla
Caleb Wentworth Caleb Wentworth ... Young K. Roth
Sam Goldfarb Sam Goldfarb ... K. Roth's Doctor
Jesse Eisenberg ... Mills
Eddie Pepitone ... Reginald
Ben Duhl Ben Duhl ... Liquorsmith
Matthew Cowles ... Mossman
Stephen Brian Jones Stephen Brian Jones ... Farmer
Peter Paton Peter Paton ... Old Man
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine ... Prostitute
Ann Dowd ... Librarian
Aaron J. Patton ... Passerby Man
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A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a personal mythology. For his final day K. Roth Binew enlists his best friend, the unrecognized poet and biographer Mills Joquin to chronicle his final hours. Mills Joquin drives Binew around town on a bicycle-powered rickshaw. As the eccentric duo go about their day, Binew hands out invitations to his final party, a living wake, where Binew will do a short performance before dropping dead on the spot. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czuwanie przed koncem See more »

Filming Locations:

Kennebunkport, Maine, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,821, 16 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,055, 18 July 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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K. Roth Binew: I drink to bring myself down to the level of the common man. But remember: the common man drinks, so I must drink twice as much!
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Poetic and beautiful and completely underrated

I have nearly memorized the lines in this movie as I have with my favorite poems and poets. This is incredibly beautiful and tragic. I have never seen anything like this film.

It is a hopeless English major's dream. I only wish that some more people appreciated this- though not too many- it's too beautiful to be mainstreamed or "hipsterized"- hipsters be damned! I love the hell outta this movie and totally respect the writers. I only wish that there was a genre of film in which more films like this one resided although maybe that's what makes this film so wonderful. I look forward to my future career as a benevolent dictator of an ant farm.


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