Bitter Honey

Release date:October 3, 2014


Director:Robert Lemelson

MPAA Rating:N/A




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Plot Summary:

A feature-length documentary that paints an intimate and emotionally charged portrait of three polygamous families in Bali, Indonesia. Directed by anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Robert Lemelson, "Bitter Honey" follows the three families over a seven-year period and illuminates the plight of Balinese co-wives, for whom marriage is frequently characterized by psychological manipulation, infidelity, domestic violence, and economic hardship. In many cases, misled to believe they were entering a monogamous relationship, the wives eventually discover there is no escaping the tragic lives they lead.