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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself back to product details

Love and Death, Danish/Scottish Style
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written by talltale November 23, 2004 - 12:52 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Well, well. Here's a happy marriage: the first Danish-Scottish co-production (that I know of), and it works like a charm. Directed, written, edited, composed (and more) by Danes, but acted by Scots and set in Scotland, WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF is a drama/comedy/romance about love and death. If there is a gloomier place than Scotland, the movies have not found one, which is entirely appropriate to this unusual film. From its first moment, as a thin white horizontal line appears on the screen to elegantly, but playfully, house the credits, this movie uses tact, charm and understatement to score its points. Threatening to become unbearably sentimental (given the stormy story), it holds a steady course and thanks to a sterling cast and director Lone Scherfig ("Italian for Beginners") arrives home a winner. Don't turn it off as the credits roll; instead, relax and listen to the lovely and original musical score. It's been there all along, but now, with no story to follow, you can better appreciate what an extremely talented composer has accomplished.

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(Average 6.71)
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