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Miele (2014)

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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 for his suicide. From this point on, Irene is determined to get the drug back. She and Grimaldi become unwillingly locked in an intense and moving relationship which will change Irene's life forever. (c) Emerging Pictures

Cast

Carlo Cecchi
as Sig. Grimaldi
Jacqueline Calderon-Guido
as Dolores Sánchez
Eastynn Chadwick
as Samantha Cassey
Vera Talaia
as La turista
Valeria Bilello
as Madre Irene
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

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

May 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Seek it out.

May 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Trinca delivers a marvelously unfussy performance, rendering her complex character gradually, along with the effects of the opposing forces that tear at her.

March 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

March 13, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

March 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Golino shows impressive confidence behind the camera, tackling a complex story with patience and empathy.

March 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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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.

Walter M.
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