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Honey Moon (Honigmond)

Honey Moon

Christine is studying psychology. Linda is working in an advertising agency. They are living together and actually get on quite well - it's only men where they have never come eye to eye! While Christine has spent years mourning a past love affair, Linda has specialised in collecting men and proposals of marriage. Her greatest fun is in turning down the proposals she gets. Linda has the men under control. She takes what gives pleasure and doesn't let herself get hurt. It's no surprise that they keep on squabbling ... Linda tries to convert Christine. And Christine accuses Linda of cynicism. She holds up the example of the seven-year old marriage between Manuel and Barbara. But Linda can't help laughing. Christine has no sooner brought up Barbara than she is on the phone: crying, shattered. She has caught her husband in flagranti with his secretary. Barbara is going wild. Her dream of a cosy happiness together has burst like a bubble. Barbara flees to Christine and Linda. Mad with Manuel, she is fascinated by Linda and the way she deals with men ...

Gabriel Barylli was born in Vienna in 1957 and attended the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. He appeared on the stage at the Burgtheater, Berlin's Schiller Theater and in Salzburg. He penned the dramatic trilogy Butterbrot, Honigmond and Abendwind, the first two parts also being adapted into novels and films. He also wrote the novels Folge dem gelben Steinweg and Schmetterling. His film appearances have included Niklaus Schilling's The Woman Without Body and the Projectionist (Die Frau ohne Koerper und der Projektionist, 1982), Axel Corti's Welcome in Vienna (1985) and Eine blassblaue Frauenschrift (1986), as well as Xaver Schwarzenberger's Gewitter im Mai (1987), and Régis Wargnier's Une Femme Française (A French Woman, 1994). He made his directorial debut in 1990 with Bread and Butter (Butterbrot), followed by Honey Moon (Honigmond, 1995), Der Todesengel (1996), On The Wings Of Love (Wer liebt, dem wachsen Fluegel, 1999), Verliebt in eine Unbekannte (TV, 1999), Ich kaufe mir einen Mann (TV, 2000), Feindliche Schwestern - Wenn aus Liebe Hass wird (TV, 2000), Anwalt des Herzens (TV, 2001), and Reise des Herzens (TV, 2001).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Gabriel Barylli
Screenplay Ute Vogel, Tinka Hartmann, Gabriel Barylli
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Cornelie Strecker
Cast Michael von Au, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Veronica Ferres, Anica Dobra, Kai Wiesinger, Julia Stemberger
Producer Luggi Waldleitner
Production Companies MTM Medien & Television/Munich, Roxy Film/Munich, ProSieben Productions/Munich
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from Bayerische Film- und Fernsehfoerderung
German Distributors Concorde Castle Rock Turner/Munich, STUDIOCANAL/Berlin