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Miele (2014)

Miele

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In HONEY, Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she's a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele ("Honey"), her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them the drug. One day she supplies a new "client" with a fatal dose, only to find out he's perfectly healthy but tired of life. Irene is determined not to be responsible … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Angela Del Fabbro , Francesca Marciano , Valia Santella , Valeria Golino
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 5, 2015
Runtime:
Emerging Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Miele

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

[Honey is] never really laid bare as a character; her helpless, beseeching customers leave a much deeper impression.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Seek it out.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
The New Republic
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Trinca delivers a marvelously unfussy performance, rendering her complex character gradually, along with the effects of the opposing forces that tear at her.

Full Review… | March 27, 2014
Washington Post
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The title character of "Honey" is a fascinating and complex figure, and Jasmine Trinca inhabits the role with a detached intensity that's thoroughly compelling.

Full Review… | March 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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The film shies from directly addressing anguished existential questions. It is finally a story about the puncturing of one young, headstrong woman's personal belief system.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
New York Times
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Golino shows impressive confidence behind the camera, tackling a complex story with patience and empathy.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Miele

½

In "Miele," Irene(Jasmine Trinca) lives by the seaside. She tells her loved ones that she is going to Padua. Actually, she is going much further afield to Mexico via Los Angeles. She does this in order to purchase animal barbituates to utilize in her job in assisting the suicides of those terminally ill under the name Honey.

Enter Carlo Grimaldi(Carlo Cecchi).

First, "Miele" takes an interesting angle at exploring the important subject of assisted suicide which probably does not get publicly discussed that much in a seriously Catholic country like Italy. To its credit, the movie also works as a thoughtful character study of someone who is so good at her job probably because she is so numb inside. At the same time, the editing does a neat job of replicating the sensation of continual jet lag in someone constantly on the move while Irene's personal history is deliberately dispensed.(And the music is a nice touch.) Without forcing it, the moral is for Irene to stop for a second in order to make a human connection.

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