Invitation to a Suicide

Invitation to a Suicide

Director: Loren Marsh

Cast: Loren Marsh, Pablo Schreiber, Marcin Gajowczyk, Tobi Kanter

     
 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
UPC:
0085365627727
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lightyear Video
Time:
1:25:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pablo Schreiber Kaz Malek
Marcin Gajowczyk Marcin
Tobi Kanter Snuff Film Victim
Katherine Moennig Eva
Stephen Aronson Eva's Father
David Margulies Roman Malek
Joseph Urla Ferfichkin
Edward Band Vlad
Stan Carp Officer Schmidt
Matthew Rauch Krysztof
Patty O'Brien Mourner
Alexander Robert Scott Manhattan Guy
Marika Dominczyk Manhattan Woman
Michael Orsino Brooklyn Kid
Brandon Reilly Blonde Kid
Matthew Sliwinska Polish Kid
Herbert Rogers Kidney Patient
Zenon Kruszelnicki Delivery Man
Robert Elmes Bartender
Nick Raio Cop #1
Ray Seiden Cop #2
Ari Gold Loren "Ari" Marsh
Edward Szala Accordion Player
Ben Wang Doctor
Sebastian Siedlecki Pavel

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

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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