Vincent Gallaher´s dark comedy about ambition shows that, for some people, second place is never enough.
About the inspiration for the film, Gallaher explains he was looking to explore ideas about ambition and harmful determination when he came across an article about Jiroemon Kimura becoming the world’s oldest living person, after the death of Dina Manfredini. She held the title for just 13 days, after her demise, Kimura became the new holder of the title . “So that got me thinking about how someone would go about orchestrating their own success in that very niche area.”
“When Fredericks twin brother becomes the world’s oldest man by a mere minute, Frederick
finally sees his chance to take first place, by whatever means necessary.”