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HONEY BABY

by Mika Kaurismäki

synopsis

A magical mystery tour that follows the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Tom (Orpheus) is an American songwriter and musician, who, after many years on the road, ends up in Germany. He is ready to return back home to America, but before that, he is obliged to do a club tour through the Baltic countries. Natascha (Eurydice) is Russian. She has come to Germany to marry Karl (Aristaios), a wealthy businessman. Just before the wedding Natascha runs away. Natascha's and Tom's paths cross in Kaliningrad.

international title: HONEY BABY
original title: HONEY BABY
country: Finland, Germany, Latvia
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Mika Kaurismäki
film run: 105'
release date: FI 25/02/2005, DE 10/2005
screenplay: Mika Kaurismäki
cast: Irina Björklund, Henry Thomas, Helmut Berger
cinematography by: Timo Salminen Paul Jyrälä
film editing: Karen Harley, Mika Kaurismäki
art director: Jurgis Krasons, Peter Weber
costumes designer: Patricia Puisy
music: Ville Valo, Nikki Sudden
producer: Mika Kaurismäki, Jânis Vingris, Ulrich Meyszies
production: Marianna Films, Finnish Film Foundation, Eho Filma, Pegasos Filmverleih, MDM (DE); Stamina Films (FI)
distributor: Future Film Oy Ab (FI)
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