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Honey Baby (2004)

A road movie based on the Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice...

Director:

Mika Kaurismäki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Thomas ... Tom Brackett
Irina Björklund ... Natasha (Honey Baby)
Helmut Berger ... Karl / Hades
Kari Väänänen ... The Great Enrico
Elena Gorbunova Elena Gorbunova ... Anna (as Yelena Gorbunova)
Katerina Golanova Katerina Golanova ... Olga
Aleksandrs Radzevics Aleksandrs Radzevics ... Bello
Bela B. Bela B. ... Martin (Tom's agent) (as Bela B. Felsenheimer)
Kai Wiesinger ... Ulrich
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Franzén ... Waiter
Maria Kaurismäki Maria Kaurismäki ... Nurse
Bridge Markland Bridge Markland ... Hades woman
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A road movie based on the Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice...

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Finland | Germany | Latvia | Russia

Language:

English | Latvian | Russian

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Medena See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All the bees are real. One criterion for the female lead was that she should not be afraid of the bees. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Whether I Want It Or Not
Written by Nikki Sudden
Performed by Henry Thomas
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Great surprise!
1 July 2004 | by danielwolf10See all my reviews

When you live in a small town in southern Germany, it's not so easy too see Finnish films, or any independent films in general. So the retrospective of the Kaurismaki brothers at the Munich film festival this year was a great opportunity to see more Kaurismaki films. I have seen some films of Aki, but only one or two of Mika. "Honey Baby" was very impressing, it took me to Eastern Europe, to places I have not seen before. The pictures were beautiful and the music fitted perfectly to the atmosphere, which was strange in a nice way, almost like in dream. I liked the actors from different countries, Henry Thomas is very convincing as a musician and the Russian actress Irina Bjorklund is very touching. I hope this film will come to the cinemas, because I would like to see it again.


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