Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

Meet a man dying to live

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2002-11-08
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 91 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Les Films du Losange
  • Production Country: Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Sweden
  • Director: Lone Scherfig
star 6.6/10
From 91 Ratings


The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with a bit more trouble as well.

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  • Jamie Sives

    as Wilbur
  • Adrian Rawlins

    as Harbour
  • Shirley Henderson

    as Alice
  • Lisa McKinlay

    as Mary
  • Mads Mikkelsen

    as Horst
  • Julia Davis

    as Moira
  • Susan Vidler

    as Sophie
  • Lorraine McIntosh

    as Ruby
  • Gordon Brown

    as Wayne
  • Mhairi Morrison

    as Claire
  • Andrew Townsley

    as Doctor
  • Coral Preston

    as Jenny
  • Colin McAllister

    as Supervisor
  • Owen Gorman

    as Porter
  • Elaine MacKenzie Ellis

    as Suicide Patient 2
  • John Yule

    as Alan’s Father
  • Robert McIntosh

    as Taylor
  • Nick Smith

    as Dr. Robert McElung (uncredited)
Production Sisse Graum Jørgensen Producer
Camera Jørgen Johansson Director of Photography
Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Directing Lone Scherfig Director
Sound Joachim Holbek Original Music Composer
Editing Gerd Tjur Editor
Writing Lone Scherfig Screenplay
Writing Anders Thomas Jensen Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Françoise Nicolet Costume Design
Production Karen Bentzon Line Producer
Art Jette Lehmann Production Design