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Watch Rupert Friend and Keira Knightley in “The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers”

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The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers is a short film directed by brothers Arran and Corran Brownlee (who haven't done much work at all according to IMDb, though I imagine that will change soon) which is now available on iTunes. The short was written by and stars Rupert Friend and Tom Mison as brothers Bourbon and Barath, who spend their time unsuccessfully trying to kill themselves in a magical version of Bavaria. It's all very Brothers Grimm-esque, and while the style isn't revolutionary, it's certainly pretty to look at.

That being said, here's a clip of the two main characters getting ready to hang themselves:

Also in the film is Keira Knightley, who looks less like herself and more Bryce Dallas Howard in her costume and makeup. Here you can see her in twitchy action:

Over at the official site there's an interesting clip about just how the short was made, and if you really like it, it's is currently available on iTunes.