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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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Storyline

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

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Genres:

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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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eho Filma,Marianna Films,Slovo See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene in the beginning with the bee and the mirror was shot in only one take, claims the director. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Path
Written by Ville Valo
Performed by HIM
Courtesy of BMG
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The less talented brother...
5 October 2005 | by tiaringsSee all my reviews

This is total hogwash. It's an unfortunate testament to how stupid people can be that this is not voted any lower than it is... But I guess very people actually saw it. The stuff about Russia is trite and badly done, and the fake singer-songwriter music is amusingly bad and mawkish. The whole story feels as though it were written by a 16 year old who knows very little about Russia or what goes on between men and women. It tries to cover up it lack of intelligence, authenticity and realism with a kind very-below par Lynchian surrealism that is frankly cringeworthy. The main romantic lead is so annoying and anaemic he could be studying in art in Brighton, and the only slightly good bit is the sub-porn Vodka advert club bit with loads of scantily models and lechy old men. Unfortunately this is a fantasy dream section and the audience is forced to return to the drearily silly reality of the film all too soon.


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