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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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
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
Appearances Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinley
Production country Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, France
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
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

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

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

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

Production

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

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

Stills

Stills Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

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

Editing

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

Music

Music supervisor Anders Valbro
Conductor Allan Wilson
Music Joachim Holbek

Production design

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
Production design Jette Lehmann

Wardrobe

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

Makeup

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

Sound

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
Sound Rune Palving

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

Stunt

Stunts Tracy Caudle
Stunts Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Stunt Neil Finnighan

Appearance

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

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Grand Prix for Best Film 2004 Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2004
Best Actor 2003 Valladolid International Film Festival 2003
Audience Award - Best International Film 2003 Hamptons Film Festival 2003

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Reykjavik Film Festival 2011-09-22
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2004-09-23
Sarajevo Film Festival 2004-08-20
Shanghai International Film Festival 2004-06-05
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2004-04-10
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2004-03-19
Valladolid International Film Festival 2003-10-24
London Film Festival 2003-10-22
Hamptons Film Festival 2003-10-22
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2003-10-09
Busan International Film Festival 2003-10-02
Chicago International Film Festival 2003-10-02
Toronto International Film Festival 2003-09-04
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003-08-13
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2003-06-20
Berlinale 2003-02-06
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24
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