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The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.

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Yusuf
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Yakup
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Zehra
Ayse Altay
Özkan Akcay
Alev Uçarer
Selami Gökce
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Kamil Yilmaz ...
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Directed by

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Semih Kaplanoglu

Written by (WGA)

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Semih Kaplanoglu ... ()
 
Orçun Köksal ... ()

Produced by

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Alexander Bohr ... associate producer
Bettina Brokemper ... co-producer
Semih Kaplanoglu ... producer
Johannes Rexin ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Baris Özbiçer

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Ayhan Ergürsel
Suzan Hande Güneri
Semih Kaplanoglu

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Franz Rabl ... color timer

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Naz Erayda

Costume Design by

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Ozge Ozturk

Production Management

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Aksel Kamber ... production manager
Niko Remus ... post-production supervisor

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Deniz Ceyhan ... second assistant director
Asli Sag ... first assistant director (as Asli Hansag)

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Dominic Fitzgerald ... sound department special thanks
Tobias Fleig ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Tilman Hahn ... additional sound effects editor
Rainer Heesch ... sound designer
Tatjana Jakob ... sound department special thanks
Carsten Richter ... sound department special thanks
Hanse Warns ... sound department special thanks

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Fatih Ugurlu ... stunts

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Gökhan Balseven ... first assistant camera
Mustafa Emin Buyukcoskun ... second assistant camera

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Plot Summary

The young boy Yusuf's best friend is his father, who supports his family's modest life with the honey he collects from tall trees in the forests of the remote Turkish countryside. Yusuf is a quiet boy, and his mother is concerned for his future. Perhaps he will follow in his father's footsteps, or perhaps school will offer him other opportunities. But the honey crop is failing, and Yusuf has trouble learning how to read. The greatest fear strikes when Yusuf's father doesn't return home from the forest. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Also Known As
  • Honig (Germany)
  • Bal - Honig (Germany)
  • Miel (France)
  • Honey (World-wide, English title)
  • Bal (Honey) (World-wide, English title)
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  • 103 min
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Budget EUR1,250,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The poem that a female student reads aloud and which Yusuf listens to is a Turkish translation of Arthur Rimbaud's "Sensation." See more »
Movie Connections Follows Egg (2007). See more »
Quotes Yakup: Dreams are not told aloud.
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