After Zia (Patrick Fugit) commits suicide by cutting his wrists, he finds himself in an afterlife limbo that is much the same as his former reality, just slightly worse. Here the color is dim, there are no flowers, and no one can smile. This strange realm is populated by people who have committed suicide, such as Eugene (Shea Whigham), a Russian rocker who lives with his mother, father, and brother (all suicide victims). Eugene is partly based on Eugene Hütz of the band Gogol Bordello, whose music features in the film as that recorded by character Eugene’s old band. He kills himself on stage by pouring a beer he is drinking (“Dead Guy Ale,” brewed by Rogue Ales) onto his electric guitar. Together they waste most of their death in bars, until Zia learns from a friend that his ex-girlfriend has also committed suicide. He and Eugene take to the road to find her, picking up hitchhiker Mikal (Shannyn Sossamon) along the way. She insists there’s been a mistake, she did not commit suicide, and is seeking the “people in charge” in order to be sent back.

Starring – Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Tom Waits, Shea Whigham, John Hawkes, Will Arnett
Director – Goran Dukic
Screenplay – Goran Dukic based on a short story by Etgar Keret
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