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The Living Wake

Director: Sol Tryon

Writers: Peter Kline, Mike O'Connell

Cast: Mike O'Connell, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Gaffigan, Ann Dowd 

Duration: 1h 28min

Language: English

Country: United States

Cert: 12

Year: 2007

Starring Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and comedian Mike O’Connell (Funny People) director Sol Tryon’s critically acclaimed debut feature is a timeless fairytale with a biting sense of humour, sure to be a cult classic.


When self-proclaimed genius K. Roth Binew (O’Connell) learns his life will be cut short by a grave but unnamed illness, he decides to go out in style – with a living wake. Accompanied by his faithful assistant Mills (Eisenberg), K. Roth spends his final day on earth revisiting all the people who touched his life – from the village prostitute to his estranged mother – in order to invite them to his grand finale.

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“Irrepressibly hilarious" ★★★★

“One of the most original American movies of the decade" Indiewire
“Precise, hilarious and mind-expanding" Variety
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