Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another. An actress mother and her estranged gay son's lives intersect with those of two medical professionals after an unexpected tragedy, forcing secrets to be revealed and personal demons to be dealt with. Gelsomina's family functions according to very particular rules.
First of all, Gelsomina, at twelve years of age, practically runs the family. Her three younger sisters obey her and work under her watchful eye. But the outside world mustn't know anything about their lifestyle, and they should be kept away from it, well-protected in their isolated countryside home.
Gelsomina's father, Wolfgang, is a foreigner and Gelsomina is the future queen of this strange and improbable kingdom he has constructed for them. A male heir would have been better, of course, but Gelsomina is strong and determined and what's more, she has a special talent for beekeeping and making honey.
It's Gelsomina that retrieves the swarms from the trees, who organizes the honey extraction, and she is the one that carries the hives. Whilst all around them the countryside is being burnt up by pesticides, rural life is falling apart and becoming something different, a TV show competition arrives from the city offering a Written by tempesta.
The inner and hidden emotions of adults, wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne, are often revealed through how their children are acting. The life of a family of beekeepers in the central Italian countryside reveals the truth and magic of Hawthorne's words. Despite the brash, impulsive and abrasive outward behavior of the family patriarch, Wolfgang, the household composed of four daughters and a couple of guest workers functions smoothly and efficiently.
This is due mostly to the oldest daughter, twelve year old Gelsomina. Gelsomina is The Wonders, quiet and caring like a queen bee and the family life secretly revolves around her. There is potential to disrupt the hive. When the family is taking a break and swimming in a natural area of warm, volcanic springs, they run into a television crew featuring local culinary wonders.
The star and host of the show, played by Monica Bellucci, takes a liking to Gelsomina. Gelsomina foresees a chance for her family, honey and their bees to shine by appearing in the show and winning money to help support themselves. Wolfgang sees only trouble. For him there are things that money cannot buy, The Wonders. Father and daughter may have more in common than is readily apparent. This serene and unhurried film is an antidote to the shallow, predictable and emotionless Hollywood slop.
It is amazing the way the life of the family mirrors that of the bees, and how they depend on each other. The actors and the film crew do a wonderful The Wonders of keeping the story flowing, or buzzing. I felt like I was part of the family and the hive of bees, and not merely watching them on screen. Other wonders of the film include interesting and unique characters and a variable, unstructured plot in which viewers can choose their own meanings.
Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. One evening, as the family is playing on the beach, they are told The Wonders be quieter and discover that a TV show is being filmed nearby.
They watch and, as they are about to leave, the star, Milly, calls them over and gives Gelsomina a hair clip. Watching the program on TV, Gelsomina learns that it is launching a competition called Countryside Wonders, in which seven farmers will compete to have their products featured. While her father is strongly against participating, her mother warms to the idea, even though the quality of their honey is not great.
Meanwhile, Wolfgang hires a juvenile delinquent named Martin to help with honey production. Martin never talks. Though Wolfgang tries to help Martin, he discovers that he is ineffectual. Unbeknownst to her father, Gelsomina applies on behalf of her family. She forgets about it after her father's old friend comes to stay. Later, left alone by their parents, while switching out the honeycombs to put in the processor, she accidentally injures one of her sisters, Marinella.
At the hospital, while Marinella is being stitched up, Gelsomina realizes that Martin forgot to change the bucket which collects the processed honey and, on returning home, they find honey spilled over the floor. At the same The Wonders, they are visited by a man from the competition to inspect their production room. The children clean the work area and they are accepted.
However, Wolfgang is infuriated by the news. Nevertheless, the family competes on the show, where they are dressed in ridiculous garb and must plead their case to the judges. GfK Entertainment Charts. Amplifier Vol. Archived from the original on Retrieved May 13, Music Reviews. Ink Retrieved January 2, Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Short description matches Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Singlechart usages for Germany2.
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