The Living Wake Review


The Living Wake

Directed by: Sol Tyron
Starring: Mike O’Connell, Jesse Eisenberg
Rating: 12
Release Date: 26 March 2012

Reviewed by David Savage

This film is a dark comedy about the final day of K Roth Binew making final preparations for his death and his Living Wake.

This is a story of a self-proclaimed artist and all round genius, K Roth Binew (Mike O’Connell) who is diagnosed with an unknown deadly and fatal disease. On his final day he goes around town handing out invitations to his “Living Wake” with the help of his best friend biographer and poet Mills Joquin (Jesse Eisenberg). They travel around the town in a bicycle-powered rickshaw.

While K Roth thinks of himself as an artist, author and genius he is actually the town drunk and village idiot who nobody but his biographer Mills likes, even the local library will not take the books he has written as a donation.

The Living Wake is a very well-acted peculiar, eccentric and at times confusing dark comedy about a man’s journey through life, trying to achieve and ultimately discover the meaning of life.

Rating: 3/5

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