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Head Full of Honey (2014)

Honig im Kopf (original title)
Before Tilda's parents can put her beloved grandfather in an old people's home due to his progressing Alzheimer disease, she takes him on one last adventure that subliminally threatens to tear her family apart.


Til Schweiger, Lars Gmehling (co-director)


Hilly Martinek (screenplay), Til Schweiger (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pasquale Aleardi ... Carabinieri Straßensperre
Marco Boriero Marco Boriero ... Ray-Ban Carabinieri
Alexa Brunner Alexa Brunner ... Frau am Bahnsteig 2
Belinda Busch Belinda Busch ... Freundin Sarah
Claudio Caiolo Claudio Caiolo ... Rezeptionist
Dana Cebulla Dana Cebulla ... Dame Zugabteil
Christoph Domanski Christoph Domanski ... Unfallzeuge 1
Sahin Eryilmaz ... Möbelpacker
Thomas Fehlen ... Zugführer
Samuel Finzi ... Kellner Venedig
Liane Forestieri ... Rezeptionistin
Michele Grassi Michele Grassi ... Carabinieri Bahnhof
Jeanette Hain ... Sarah Rosenbach
Dieter Hallervorden ... Amandus Rosenbach
Ray Collins' Hot-Club Ray Collins' Hot-Club ... Partyband (as Ray Collins' Hot Club)


Its a story about a special love, the love between TILDA and her grandfather AMANDUS. Amandus has Alzheimers. He always was the bon vivant, the humorous and beloved head of the family now he starts acting like a child. Only the ten year old Tilda can deal with him and his disease she looks at it with the eyes of a child and a kind of humour and sensitivity that makes it easier to approach Amandus when he is lost in his new own world. This special connection approaches the disease in a humorous but emotional way, without forgetting about its tragedy.

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Dieter Hallervorden is usually known in Germany for doing comedies. This is one of only a few movies where he engaged into drama, which gained him critical acclaim. See more »


Remade as Head Full of Honey (2018) See more »


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Hallervorden saves the day ... though he might not remember it
14 December 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

That's his character might not remember it. Dieter (or Didi as he's known in Germany) Hallervorden is a talented actor and he pulls off this role, which is a touch one to pull off. Is it unrealistic and does the movie draw too many cheap jokes? Yes it does, but with Hallervorden in the middle of it, acting his way out, even when you think it's impossible to salvage anything from what is happening, you can forgive such things.

The girl (daughter of Schweiger) is better in this, than she was in previous roles she got through her father. That doesn't mean she evolved into an actress yet, but let's give her the benefit of doubt and maybe she'll manage (some would argue, that it won't be hard to overshadow any "acting talent" her father has, but that's a different story). If you don't mind how over the top this is and how silly most of it is, it actually kind of works (which surprised me a little bit)

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25 December 2014 (Germany) See more »

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Venice, Veneto, Italy See more »


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