'This just has to be a sick joke', says stand-up comedian Joey Frisk in Crying with Laughter about his own adventures. Frisk's drink and drugs-filled life forms the most important obstacle for an international breakthrough. This sardonic British tragicomedy is constructed around a performance in which Frisk looks back, beaten black and blue, on another performance in which he made a joke about an old school friend, a man who just happened to be in the audience that night. With far-reaching consequences. Suddenly the school friend turns up all over the place where Frisk is appearing and he becomes unwillingly involved in a kidnapping, possibly even murder. But is what the viewer sees real? Frisk knows that there is an American talent scout in the audience. So how reliable are his stories anyway? This powerful debut by Justin Molotnikov focuses on picturesque locations in and around Edinburgh .


Filmmaker
Justin Molotnikov
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
93’
Language
English
Producer
Claire Mundell, Rachel Robey
Production Company
Synchronicity Films, Wellington Films Limited
Sales
Synchronicity Films
Writer
Justin Molotnikov
Cinematography
Martin Radich
Editor
Gary Scott
Production Design
Mike McLoughlin
Sound Design
Ben Squires
Music
Lorne Balfe
Cast
Stephen McCole
Website
https://www.levelk.dk/films/crying-with-laughter/10