Bal - Honig

Bal - Honig

Türkei / Deutschland 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Honey



Six-year-old Yusuf has just begun attending primary school where he is
learning how to read and write. His father, Yakup, is a beekeeper. He goes
about his trade deep inside the woods where he hangs up his bee hives in
the treetops of the highest trees. The mountain forest is a place of deep
mystery to Yusuf and he derives great pleasure from accompanying his
father there.



One morning Yusuf tells his father about a dream he had the night before.
Zakup turns on him curtly telling him never to share his dreams with others.
The same day, Yusuf is asked to read out a text in front of the class. He
suddenly begins to stutter and he is laughed at by the rest of the class.
One day the bees suddenly disappear, throwing into question the family’s
means of earning a living. Yakup decides to set off for the remote mountains.
But no sooner has he left, than Yusuf stops speaking. His mother
Zehra, who works on a tea plantation, suffers a great deal on ac count of her
son’s sudden loss of speech, but is unable to persuade him to speak.
The days pass – and still Yakup does not return. Mother and son begin to
worry. Yusuf goes to his grandmother’s place in a neighbouring village
where he spends the magical night during which the prophet’s arrival is
celebrated. When he hears the story of the prophet he is convinced that his
father, with whom he identifies the holy man, will come home again.



Yusuf and his mother set off on a fruitless search for signs of his father’s
whereabouts after which Yusuf decides to continue the search for his father
on his own. His is a journey into the unknown. Will the dream he had be -
come reality?



Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Semih Kaplanoglu
Screenplay:Orçun Köksal, Semih Kaplanoglu
Director of photography:Baris Ozbicer
Assistant camera:Gökhan Balseven
Set design:Naz Erayda (Szenenbild)
Costume design:Ozge Öztürk
Editing:Ayhan Ergürsel, S. Hande Güneri, Semih Kaplanoglu
Sound editor:Tobias Fleig
Sound design:Tobias Fleig
Sound:Matthias Haeb
Sound assistant:Raphael Kempermann
Audio mixing:Tobias Fleig
  
Cast: 
Bora AltaşYusuf
Erdal BeşikçioğluYakup
Tülin ÖzenZehra
Ayşe Altay
Alev Uçarer
Özkan Akçay
  
Production company:Kaplan Film Production (Istanbul), Heimatfilm GmbH + Co KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz)
Producer:Semih Kaplanoglu
Co-Producer:Johannes Rexin, Bettina Brokemper
Line producer:Johannes Rexin
Associate producer:Alexander Bohr
Unit production manager:Aksel Kamber
Production coordinator:Jeannette Ziemeck
Post-production:Niko Remus
Shoot:22.07.2009-15.09.2009: Camlihemsin, Osttürkei
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:2840 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2010, 124200, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 09.09.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Bal - Honig
Originaltitel (TR) Bal
Weiterer Titel (DE) Honey
Weiterer Titel (DE) Honig
Weiterer Titel (TR DE) Bal - Honey

Versions

Original

Length:2840 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2010, 124200, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 09.09.2010
 

Awards

IFF Berlin 2010
Goldener Bär, Wettbewerb, Bester Spielfilm