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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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Mills: Oh, majestic goat. Die quietly on your stake, and trust your throat will bleat on our plates. Oh,majestic goat. have faith your surrender will sate our tummy-boats, will feed out luncheon splendor. Oh, Majestic goat.
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Great Film
22 February 2012 | by codyameschatmanSee all my reviews

I was surprised to see that it's user rating is so low, currently at a 5.7, I decided to rate it a 9. This was honestly one of the best films I've viewed in a while, especially in the genre of comedy. The main characters K. Roth Binew and his "Biographer" Mills go on for hours attempting to appease all of K. Roth's dying requests as it is believed he will die this day will be his last here on earth, as his is apparently diagnosed with an unnamed terminal illness. K. Roth's mission is to find the brief but powerful monologue he father claimed would come to him before the end of his dying day. It is a very quirky and eccentric comedy yet it has enough depth to keep you emotionally involved in the film down the very last scene. I would recommend this title for almost anyone.


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