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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 overview, first billed only:
... K. Roth Binew
... Lampert Binew
... Alma Binew
Diane Kagan ... Marla
Caleb Wentworth ... Young K. Roth
Sam Goldfarb ... K. Roth's Doctor
... Mills
... Reginald
Ben Duhl ... Liquorsmith
... Mossman
Stephen Brian Jones ... Farmer
Peter Paton ... Old Man
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine ... Prostitute
... Librarian
... 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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Rated PG-13 for sexual material

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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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K. Roth Binew: Father, what is the key to a good life?
Lampert Binew: Oh, K. Roth, don't you worry your little head, someday I'll explain it to you in a brief but powerful monologue.
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Great Film
22 February 2012 | by See 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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