Die Laughing

Die Laughing

2 Episodes

Two deliciously dark coming-of-age comedies tackle the ultimate taboo—death—with wicked humor. First, don’t get too close to the subject of Kevin Meul’s deadpan short THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF ROCKY, a most unfortunate young man who finds that everyone he loves meets a grisly end. It’s an appropriately macabre companion to Hal Ashby’s counterculture classic HAROLD AND MAUDE, in which a chance encounter (at a funeral, naturally) leads to a surprising relationship between a suicide-obsessed teenager and a bohemian septuagenarian.

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Die Laughing
  • The Extraordinary Life of Rocky

    Episode 1

    Directed by Kevin Meul • 2010 • Belgium

    Growing up is hard . . . especially when your affection turns out to be the kiss of death for anyone you love. A young man’s morbid coming-of-age journey is told with wicked humor and a deadpan visual style to match.

  • Harold and Maude

    Episode 2

    Directed by Hal Ashby • 1971 • United States
    Starring Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort

    With the idiosyncratic American fable HAROLD AND MAUDE, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emo...