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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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material

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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$12,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,232
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

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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I Have Kroth Binew And It's Quite Catchy!
29 March 2008 | by kubrick4277-2See all my reviews

I saw The Living Wake when it screened at the Austin Film Festival in October of 2007. It was a rather amusing story of a man preparing for what he believes to be his final day of life. He wants everyone he's ever come to know throughout his life to be there to witness his wake where he will perform and then die on the spot. To say this film is offbeat would be a pretty fair way to judge it. The humor had a lot of people howling in the audience (my friend, a fellow aspiring screenwriter, was one of the many howling). I thought it reminded me in a sense of some of the work of Wes Anderson, but my friend (who is not a fan of Anderson) disagreed. After all was said and done, the film was quite enjoyable even though there were moments that were a little awkward to say the least. I hope it finds a distributor (whether it be on DVD or in the theater). It deserves it.


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