Head Full of Honey (2018)
Thursday 22nd August 2019
Head Full of Honey, released on DVD 26th August 2019 from Warner Home Video, stars multiple Oscar nominee Nick Nolte as Amadeus, a recent widower whose strong personality, charm and sense of humor can no longer mask the life-altering onset of Alzheimer's. Written and directed by acclaimed German actor and filmmaker Til Schweiger and based on his earlier successful German film release, this poignant generational drama marks Schweiger's English-language directorial debut.
Unable to live alone, Amadeus reluctantly moves in with his son, Nick (Oscar nominee Matt Dillon) and Nick's wife, Sarah (Emily Mortimer) - a couple who are dealing with problems of their own-and their bright 10-year-old daughter, Tilda (newcomer Sophia Lane Nolte), outside of London. There, despite the disruption and chaos that ensues when Amadeus becomes part of the already tense household, he and his granddaughter develop a special bond. Tilda's patience and affection for her grandfather become his strongest link to life and the person he used to be.
When Amadeus expresses a deep desire to revisit the places of his fondest remaining memories, Tilda makes a bold decision. Giving her parents the slip, she accompanies him on an unpredictable road trip to Venice, Italy, that will transform not only their lives but the entire family.
Head Full of Honey also stars Jacqueline Bisset and Greta Scacchi, as well as Eric Roberts, Julian Ovenden, Til Schweiger, Jake Weber, Joplin Sibtain, Claire Forlani, Emily Cox, Costa Ronin, Max Befort, Toni Garrn, Leigh Gill, Anna-Lea Mende, Alistair Brammer, Rossano Rubicondi, Giampiero Judica, Dominic Coleman, Simone Spinazzè, Luca Ribezzo and Jo Ashe.
The screenplay was written by Til Schweiger and Lo Malinke and Jojo Moyes, based on the picture Honig im Kopf, written by Hilly Martinek and Til Schweiger and directed by Schweiger. Head Full of Honey was produced by Schweiger and Christian Specht, with Kimberly Hines serving as executive producer.
The creative filmmaking team included René Richter as director of photography; Isabel von Forster as production designer; Christoph Strothjohan and Til Schweiger as editors; and Metin Misdik as costume designer. The music was composed by Martin Todsharow, and by Diego with Nora & Lionel Baldenweg.
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