The Living Wake

The Living Wake

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The Living Wake

A self-proclaimed artist and genius who has elevated his drab existence into a personal mythology organizes his final party, a living wake, in director Sol Tryon's absurdist black comedy. K. Roth Binew (Mike O'Connell) is about to live his last day. Abandoned by his father (Jim Gaffigan) as a young lad, Binew was raised by his nanny, Marla (Diane Kagan), and gradually grew to gain an appreciation for the arts. Though he would personally never complete a single work of art, he nevertheless considers himself an artist and has recently been told by his doctor that he will shortly expire of some mysterious, unnamed disease. Upon being informed of his dire situation, Binew boards his rickshaw and requests that his biographer and driver, Mills Joaquin (Jesse Eisenberg), transport him around town so that he may make his final arrangements. As the day wears on, Binew and Joaquin visit the local "liquirsmith" to procure spirits, arrange a Viking-style funeral for the eccentric "artist," and steal a goat for a personal picnic. Later, after Binew is attacked by his neighbor (Eddie Pepitone) and has his attempt to donate books at the local library refused, he hands out invitations to his final party. It is there that Binew will perform a short piece for his audience, and summarily drop dead on the spot.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
UPC: 0853937002322
Original Release: 2007
Rating: PG13
Source: Breaking Glass
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

"The Re-Education of Mills Foquin," A Short Film; ; 4 Hilarious Deleted Scenes; "Musings with K. Roth Binew," 3 Viral Videos; ; Commentary with Cast & Commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike O'Connell K. Roth Binew,Passerby Man
Jesse Eisenberg Mills Joquin
Jim Gaffigan Lampert Binew
Ann Dowd Librarian
Eddie Pepitone Reginald
Jill Larson Alma Binew
Clay Allen Moustache Man
Ami Ankin Mother
Harlan Baker Dr. Schoenberg
Bryan Brown Frank
Rebecca Comerfield Gypsy Psychic
Matthew Cowles Mossman
Paul J. D'Amato Rutger
Ben Duhl Liquorsmith
Mark Shulte Actor
Matthew Dwyer Christian Man #1
Kurt Haas Clyde
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine Prostitute
Stephen Brian Jones Farmer
Diane Kagan Marla
Patrick Keane Christian Man #2
Jun Kim Ling
Michael Mandel Landlord
Aaron J. Paton Old Man
Peter Paton Clock Maker
Stuart Rudin Waylon
Ron Lee Savin Karl Binew

Technical Credits
Sol Tryon Director,Producer
Negar Ali Costumes/Costume Designer
Ami Ankin Producer
Rob Bethge Executive Producer
Andy Cappuccino Executive Producer
Helen Cappuccino Executive Producer
Michael Cappuccino Associate Producer
Giancarlo Cavanesio Co-producer
Chadwick Clough Producer
Charlie Corwin Executive Producer
Elizabeth Destro Co-producer
Michael Grasley Production Designer
Blair Jaffer Makeup
Christopher Joy Asst. Director
Peter Kline Producer,Screenwriter
Joe Klotz Editor
Justin Leitstein Executive Producer
Carter Little Score Composer
Clara Markowicz Executive Producer
Scott Miller Cinematographer
John Moros Sound/Sound Designer
Mike O'Connell Score Composer,Producer,Screenwriter
Alex Orlovsky Associate Producer
Gabe Polsky Co-producer
Caroline Sinclair Casting
Anthony Viera Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Living Wake
2. March Of Dimes [6:03]
3. Reginald [4:38]
4. The Mortuary [5:25]
5. The Farmer [3:38]
6. The Picnic [9:01]
7. Hamsteaks [11:11]
8. The Psychic [7:46]
9. The Church [6:37]
10. The Shifty Mick [6:08]
11. The Wake Begins [5:55]
12. The Tent [11:22]
13. Dressed for Death [13:32]

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