Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

  |  Buy to Own: 19/04/2004
  |  Watch Now: 26/11/2009
  |  109 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


After their father's death, brothers Wilbur [Jamie Sives] and Harbour [Adrian Rawlins] inherit a second-hand bookshop in Glasgow. Wilbur is a melancholy chap who has tried to kill himself many times and his latest in a series of a suicide attempts finds him in hospital where a psychologist called Horst [Mads Mikkelsen] and the head nurse, Moira [Julia Davis], decide what he needs is a girlfriend. It is Harbour however who finds himself a girlfriend first. He falls for Alice [Shirley Henderson], a bashful yet intense woman who works as a cleaner in the hospital and also sells books. The three become very close and their friendship brings out the best in them - Wilbur starts to find some joy in life, Alice feels less shy and Harbour is overspilling with happiness. But there is a dark secret just around the corner.

Contains suicide scenes and strong language
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