Invitation to a Suicide

Overview

Writer-director Loren Marsh's black comedy Invitation to a Suicide - an official selection at the AFI Fest and HBO Comedy Festival - concerns the plight of Kaz Malek, a witless young man raised in a Polish enclave of Brooklyn. In a (very) misguided attempt to escape from his dead-end life as a baker's son, Kaz slyly lifts $10,000 from a Russian mobster, but is promptly caught. The mobster threatens to kill Kaz's father if he can't come up with the payola. To escape from this plight, Kaz devises a wild yet ...
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Overview

Writer-director Loren Marsh's black comedy Invitation to a Suicide - an official selection at the AFI Fest and HBO Comedy Festival - concerns the plight of Kaz Malek, a witless young man raised in a Polish enclave of Brooklyn. In a (very) misguided attempt to escape from his dead-end life as a baker's son, Kaz slyly lifts $10,000 from a Russian mobster, but is promptly caught. The mobster threatens to kill Kaz's father if he can't come up with the payola. To escape from this plight, Kaz devises a wild yet workable scheme: he'll publicly hang himself and sell tickets for the show, thus raising the money to pay off his creditor but dying in honor instead of living in shame over his father's death. To his utter shock, everyone - his father and the Mafioso included - wholeheartedly applauds the idea. But it remains unclear whether Kaz will follow through and off himself. Marsh pulled influence for the film from such classic films as Harold and Maude and King of Hearts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • UPC: 085365627727
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lightyear Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,557

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Aronson Eva's Father
Stan Carp Officer Schmidt
Marika Dominczyk Manhattan Woman
Edward Band Vlad
Robert Elmes Bartender
Marcin Gajowczyk Marcin
Ari Gold Loren "Ari" Marsh
Tobi Kanter Snuff Film Victim
Zenon Kruszelnicki Delivery Man
David Margulies Roman Malek
Katherine Moennig Eva
Patty O'Brien Mourner
Michael Orsino Brooklyn Kid
Nick Raio Cop #1
Matthew Rauch Krysztof
Brandon Reilly Blonde Kid
Herbert Rogers Kidney Patient
Pablo Schreiber Kaz Malek
Alex Scott Manhattan Guy
Ray Seiden Cop #2
Sebastian Siedlecki Pavel
Matthew Sliwinska Polish Kid
Edward Szala Accordion Player
Joseph Urla Ferfichkin
Ben Wang Doctor
Technical Credits
Loren Marsh Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Gary Arnold Sound Editor, Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
Jacob Craycroft Editor
Teresa Duncan Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Frederickson Art Director
Ted Ganon Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Huston Asst. Director
Chris Norr Cinematographer
Sharon Sinclair Makeup
Erin Muldoon Stetson Production Designer
John Zorn Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Invitation to a Suicide
1. The Bungled Burglary [5:58]
2. Ferfichkin's Revenge [5:00]
3. Looking for Money [4:22]
4. Pitching the Suicide to Ferfichkin [3:39]
5. Krysztof the Undertaker [3:36]
6. Trying to Sell Tickets [7:51]
7. "You Are the Best Son I Could Possibly Ask For." [2:59]
8. The Cops Buy Tickets [3:20]
9. Ferfichkin Gets an Update [5:19]
10. Ari Joins the Crew - For a Price [5:42]
11. Eva's Plan [3:05]
12. Pop Buys a Ticket [4:27]
13. Final Arrangements With Ferfichkin [5:26]
14. Kaz's Last Hours [5:08]
15. The Suicide [6:46]
16. Kaz Escapes [4:48]
17. Eva's Decision [3:28]
18. Credits [3:29]
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