Suffering Man's Charity

Overview

A failed composer takes in an aspiring novelist/dilettante, only to find himself pushed to the edge of insanity when his charity is taken for granted in this simmering black comedy from director Alan Cumming. John Vandermark (Cumming) has a sizable weak spot for handsome young artists. Upon meeting down-on-his-luck writer Sebastian St. German (David Boreanaz), the sympathetic musician is stirred to help the budding novelist by offering him room and board. It doesn't take long, however, for the generous host to ...
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Overview

A failed composer takes in an aspiring novelist/dilettante, only to find himself pushed to the edge of insanity when his charity is taken for granted in this simmering black comedy from director Alan Cumming. John Vandermark (Cumming) has a sizable weak spot for handsome young artists. Upon meeting down-on-his-luck writer Sebastian St. German (David Boreanaz), the sympathetic musician is stirred to help the budding novelist by offering him room and board. It doesn't take long, however, for the generous host to realize that his good will is being trampled by his brash young tenant. When Vandermark discovers that St. German has been sleeping with every woman in sight while casually brushing off his own thinly-veiled advances, the stage is set for an explosive confrontation.
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Special Features

Commentary with director/actor Alan Cumming
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2009
  • UPC: 796019817141
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Suffering Man's Char
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,875

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Cumming John Vandermark
David Boreanaz Sebastian St. Germain
Anne Heche
Carrie Fisher
Karen Black
Henry Thomas
Jane Lynch
Technical Credits
Alan Cumming Director, Executive Producer
Ken Adelberg Executive Producer
Paul Cantelon Score Composer
Thomas Gallagher Co-producer, Screenwriter
David Gorder Co-producer
Susan Jacobs Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Krantz Production Designer
Christopher Lawrence Costumes/Costume Designer
David Matthews Executive Producer
Ermahn Ospina Makeup
D.J. Paul Producer
Keith Reamer Editor
Jeremy Rubin Co-producer
Craig Snider Producer
Rachel Tenner Casting
Alex Vendler Cinematographer
Donald Zuckerman Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghost Writer
1. Who's Sebastian? [4:01]
2. You're Gorgeous [6:20]
3. How Was Venice? [11:22]
4. Play for Me [6:04]
5. Who Lives in Brussels? [9:57]
6. Something Real [6:55]
7. Eliminate Debt [9:11]
8. Needed to Be Helped [8:46]
9. You Must Focus! [9:14]
10. Welcome Home John [9:45]
11. You've Been to Paris? [7:42]
12. End Credits [3:16]
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Disc #1 -- Ghost Writer
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