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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. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast

Pablo Schreiber
as Kaz Malek
Tobi Kanter
as Snuff Film Victim
Katherine Moennig
as Eva
David Margulies
as Roman Malek
Stan Carp
as Officer Schmidt
Matthew Rauch
as Krysztof
Patty O'Brien
as Mourner
Marika Dominczyk
as Manhattan Woman
Brandon Reilly
as Blonde Kid
Herbert Rogers
as Kidney Patient
Nick Raio
as Cop #1
Ray Seiden
as Cop #2
Ari Gold
as Loren "Ari" Marsh
Ben Wang
as Doctor
David Margulies
as Roman Malek
Patty O'Brien
as Mourner
Tobi Kanter
as Snuff Film Victim
Ben Wang
as Doctor
Brandon Reilly
as Blonde Kid
Katherine Moennig
as Eva
Nick Raio
as Cop #1
Herbert Rogers
as Kidney Patient
Marika Dominczyk
as Manhattan Woman
Stan Carp
as Officer Schmidt
Ray Seiden
as Cop #2
Ari Gold
as Loren "Ari" Marsh
Pablo Schreiber
as Kaz Malek
Matthew Rauch
as Krysztof

Crew

Loren Marsh
Director
Loren Marsh
Producer
Loren Marsh
Screenwriter
Chris Norr
Cinematographer
Jeremy Frindel
Featured Music
John Zorn
Composer (Music Score)
Jacob Craycroft
Editor
Mary Frederickson
Art Director
Teresa Duncan
Costume Designer
Jared Hohl
Sound Recordist
Jamie Courville
Script Supervisor
Julie Gonthier
Line Producer
Manny Siverio
Stunts Coordinator
Kevin Michael Walsh
Additional Dialogue
Tobi Kanter
Additional Casting
Joseph Finkleman
Second Assistant Director
Jeremy Frindel
Boom Operator
Travis McQueen
Grip
Steffen Unger
Gaffer
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