Italian actress Jasmine Trinca is earning international acclaim for her performance in the movie "Honey" which was released in Italy but is now making its way to US film events. In the role she plays a character who travels from Italy to Mexico to buy an over-the-counter drug for her work in the suicide-assisted underground in Italy. The drug is used by veterinarians to euthanize dogs and she it takes it back to Italy to help those who have terminal illnesses die with dignity.
In the role she is a lonely young woman but what she provides on the screen is a "powerful, straightforward performance" that is without question the engine of the movie. She does her job with discipline and detachment and does not encounter any problems until she is confronted with an elderly man who does not have a terminal illness, a well-to-do architect who chain smokes cigarettes and wants to kill himself because he is burnt out with the world.
His disclosure leads to anger, arguments, debates over the ethics of him asking her to help him and the development of a prickly, frustrating friendship between the two individuals.
The benefit of this movie for her and entertainment insiders is that her performance has introduced American audiences and filmmakers to the exceptional dramatic range of Jasmine Trinca.
She is able to identify the different aspects of this character, the multiple dimensions and challenges of the character in which she is someone who as an assisted-suicide helper must perform her role with a sense of detachment and yet in this situation a her emotions come to the surface. Her performance shows the complexity that arises when an individual tries to help someone look at a situation in a different manner.
Jasmine Trinca recently filmed the international movie "Gunman" starring Sean Penn that will be released in the United States in 2015 and if her performance is similar to the excitement she has created with her impressive dramatic performance as a leading lady in "Honey" then it is very likely that she will become a target of American filmmakers as a leading lady for future movie roles.