Miele

Valeria Golino

Irene is a pretty, wayward student with a secret sideline: she helps terminally ill people who want to end their lives in a dignified manner. Yet one day, she meets someone who wishes to die without being ill...  

Using the pseudonym ‘Miele’ (honey), Irene leads a double life at a seaside resort near Rome. Her father and boyfriend are unaware of the fact that she regularly flies to Mexico disguised as a fake tourist to surreptitiously buy sleeping pills for dogs, which she needs to do her tough job. One day, she meets Grimaldi, an old man with a death wish who is not ill. He is tired of living and invokes his right to die in a dignified manner. Irene takes a firm decision that she does not want to be responsible for his death. As a result, Irene and Grimaldi are bound to each other and develop a special friendship. Poignant movie based on Mauro Covacich’s novel A nome tuo.

Credits

Director
Valeria Golino
Producer
Viola Prestieri, Riccardo Scamarcio
Year
2013
Country of production
Italy, France
Type
Fiction
Duration
100 minutes
Spoken language
Italian
Subtitles
NL
Production company
Les Films des Tournelles
World Sales
Cit├ę Films
Dutch distributor
Amstelfilm