Wilbur begår selvmord

Lone Scherfig, Denmark, 2002

105 min.DK/Feature

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose their father and inherit his second-hand bookshop. One day Alice enters the shop with her little daughter. Alice is a cleaning lady at the nearby hospital and she sells the books that the patients leave behind. The daughter Mary yearns for a home where the books don't always get sold. Harbour falls in love with Alice and soon all four of them are closely intertwined in each other's lives - and perhaps even deaths.
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Original title Wilbur begår selvmord
Danish title Wilbur begår selvmord
Director Lone Scherfig
Screenplay Lone Scherfig, Anders Thomas Jensen
Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Director of Photography Jørgen Johansson
Editor Gerd Tjur
Sound Rune Palving
Composer Joachim Holbek
Production designer Jette Lehmann
Casting Des Hamilton
Appearance Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinley
Production country Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, France
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 2956 meter, 35 mm, 2,35:1 Scope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 08.11.2002
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Albertslund Biograferne, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 29 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Lone Scherfig
1st assistant director Antony Castle
2nd assistant director Ingrid Kofoed
3rd assistant director Marissa Carrara
Assistant director Emma Bedford
Continuity Karen Wood
Continuity Birthe Frost
Casting Des Hamilton
Casting assistant Kahleen Crawford


Script Lone Scherfig
Script Anders Thomas Jensen
Script consultant Lars von Trier
Script consultant Ulrik Trojaborg
Translation Jonathan Sydenham
Translation Nicholas Hawtin
Storyboard Karsten Sand Andersen


Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Co-producer Gillian Berrie
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Line producer: Scotland Sara Harkins
Associate producer Ib Tardini
Financial producer Peter Garde
Production coordinator Angus Pigott
Production manager William Knuttel
Producer's assistant Anna Duffield
Producer's assistant Mette Walter
Producer's assistant Mikkel Bussenius Kastberg
Producer's assistant Morten Bundgaard
Production assistant Jesper Grüner
Post-producton coordinator Anne Katrine Andersen
Post-production supervisor Pia Nielsen
Post-production assistant Mette Høst Hansen
Technical advisor Lars Dela
Location manager Donald MacKinnon
Location assistant Shian Holt


Cinematography Jørgen Johansson
Camera assistant Dirk Brüel
First assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
Clapper/loader Peter Alsted
Key grip Mark Mavrinac


Stills Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Niels Dose
Best boy Stine Hein
Best boy Gary Scott Thompson


Editing Gerd Tjur
Assistant editor Marlene Billie Andreasen
Assistant editor Helle Tang
Assistant editor Karina Butler
Assistant editor Lasse Martinussen
Assistant editor Torben Andersen


Music Joachim Holbek
Music supervisor Anders Valbro
Conductor Allan Wilson

Production design

Production design Jette Lehmann
Art director Mark Leese
Set dresser Tine Hieronymus Nielsen
Props Jon Truelsen
Props Jim Elliot
Props Charlotte Garnov
Art department runner Peter Holmgård
Assistant Gail Wallace
Assistant Rhian Nicholas
Models Hjørdis Toft


Wardrobe Françoise Nicolet
Costume assistant Anne Matheson
Costume assistant Louise Kjærulff Skjær


Makeup Tine Buch
Makeup artist assistant Caroline Hamilton
Makeup artist assistant Agneta von Gegerfelt
Makeup artist assistant Christine Brack


Sound Rune Palving
Boom operator Alastair Mason
Boom operator Pete Murphy
Sound effect editor Mikkel Groos
Foley editor Asser Borgen
Dialogue editor Kahl Henderson
Foley artist Michael McKinnon
ADR recording Dave Soutar

Special effects

SFX Kristoffer Bentzon
SFX Lars Kolding Andersen

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth
Compositing Niels Valentin Dal
Compositing Rasmus Lange
Title design Lars Bjørn Hansen
Colourist Peter Diemar
Digital film recordist Thomas Caspersen
Color timing Michael Nielsen


Stunts Tracy Caudle
Stunts Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Stunt Neil Finnighan


Wilbur Jamie Sives
Harbour Adrian Rawlins
Alice Shirley Henderson
Mary Lisa McKinley
Horst Mads Mikkelsen
Moira Julia Davis
Sophie Susan Vidler
Jenny Coral Preston
Wayne Gordon Brown
Ruby Lorraine McIntosh
Sygeplejerske Anne Marie Timoney
Male supervisor Colin McAllister
Taylor Robert McIntosh
Doctor Andrew Townsley

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