Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Edmunds
  • Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson, Freya Mavor
  • UK release: 16 November 2018

William (Barnard) is a suicidal young man who’s so bad at killing himself that he hires ageing hitman Leslie (Wilkinson) to do it for him—but then he meets Ellie (Mavor), an editor who wants to publish his book. Edmunds strikes a delightfully unique tone and it's unexpectedly touching, taking its premise seriously. An accomplished and funny debut.

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Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)

12 Nov 20184 stars

A suicidal man hires an assassin to finish him off in this funny and surprisingly moving British debut

Writer-director Tom Edmunds makes an impressive feature debut with this hilarious British black comedy about a suicidal young man who hires a hitman to do the job for him. With a perfectly struck tone that recalls the work of the Coen Brothers, this is…

Tom Edmunds on Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back): 'I was conscious of not wanting to make a generic British gangster film'

2 Nov 2018

We speak to debut writer-director Edmunds and co-star Freya Mavor about Tom Wilkinson's very British hitman and the importance of striking the perfect tone

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) is a British black comedy about an ageing hitman and his suicidal victim that recalls the work of the Coen Brothers. The debut feature from writer-director Tom Edmunds stars Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as William, a…

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