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Bee season - Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

Words may define us but it's love that connects us.

Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere), a beloved university professor, dotes on her talented elder brother Aaron (Max Minghella). Her scientist mother, Miriam (Juliette Binoche), seems consumed by her career.

When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone: she wins. Her new-found gift garners an invitation not only to the national competition, but an entrée into the world of words and Jewish mysticism that have so long captivated her father's imagination. But Eliza's unexpected success hurls the Naumann family dynamic into a tailspin, long-held secrets emerge and she is forced to depend upon her own divination to hold the family together.

Persons of interest

  • Richard Gere .... Saul Naumann
  • Juliette Binoche .... Miriam Naumann
  • Flora Cross .... Eliza Naumann
  • Max Minghella .... Aaron Naumann
  • Kate Bosworth .... Chali
  • Justin Alioto .... Kevin
  • Corey Fischer .... Pronouncer
  • Brian Leonard .... Stanley Julien
  • Kathy McGraw .... Debby Haywood
  • Alisha Mullally .... Young Miriam
  • Myla Goldberg .... Author
  • Naomi Foner .... Screenwriter
  • Scott McGehee... Director
  • David Siegel .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

M (Moderate coarse language, moderate themes)

Surveillance time

104 minutes (1:44 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 17 November 2005
DVD rental: 29 March 2006
VHS rental: 29 March 2006

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