The Living Wake

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Original title The Living Wake
Category Comedy
UK Release Date
Production year 2007
Production Country
Directors Sol Tryon
Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Mike O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan, Ann Dowd, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Eddie Pepitone


"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. 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."