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Hemel -- Hemel is a young woman with both a sexual addiction and a daddy-complex in this controversial Dutch drama. Bedding men with uncaring regularity, Hemel finds herself emotionally traumatized when her divorced father falls in love with another woman.


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Release Date:
29 March 2012 (Netherlands) See more »
A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hannah Hoekstra ... Hemel

Hans Dagelet ... Gijs

Rifka Lodeizen ... Sophie
Mark Rietman ... Douwe

Eva Duijvestein ... Emma

Barbara Sarafian ... Brechtje
Ward Weemhoff ... Joris
Ali Ben Horsting ... Jimmy
Abdullah el Baoudi ... Scooter guy
Elske Rotteveel ... Annabelle

Maarten Heijmans ... Teun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ferry Asselbergs ... Party Guest

Erwin Bozzolini ... Dancer

Directed by
Sacha Polak 
Writing credits
Helena van der Meulen (screenplay)

Produced by
Poto Balbontin .... line producer
Stienette Bosklopper .... producer
Ilse Ronteltap .... line producer
Cinematography by
Daniël Bouquet 
Film Editing by
Axel Skovdal Roelofs 
Casting by
Rebecca van Unen 
Production Design by
Elsje de Bruin 
Makeup Department
Karijn van Brink .... makeup artist
Production Management
Maarten de Graaf .... post-production supervisor
Corinna Dästner .... head of production
Rita Lo .... production manager
Jochem van Rijs .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johan Ivens .... first assistant director
Joost van Schie .... first assistant director: reshoots
Justin Smit .... third assistant director
Art Department
Domino Daugherty .... head painter
Anneleen Koppert .... props
Fenna Stapel .... set dresser
Sophie Tabouret .... assistant production designer
Menno Verduin .... carpenter
Sound Department
Lawrence Horne .... sound editor
Lukas Morawski .... boom operator
Luuk Poels .... adr editor
Luuk Poels .... dialogue editor
Luuk Poels .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Jan Schermer .... sound re-recording mixer
Jan Schermer .... supervising sound editor
Diego van Uden .... sound mixer
Diego van Uden .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Nick van Leeuwen .... special effects assistant
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects foreman
Rick Wiessenhaan .... special effects
Chechu Rojo .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Giel Born .... best boy electric
Janneke Hogenboom .... gaffer
Otto Ligt .... lighting technician
Gemma Probst .... second assistant camera: Sevilla crew
David Van Berg .... focus puller
Peter van Vugt .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Hakkenberg .... costumer
Editorial Department
Olivier Ogneux .... colorist
Location Management
Maarten Buurlage .... location manager
Jahfed Wismans .... assistant location manager
Other crew
Nick Aberson .... production assistant
Martin Cleaver .... translator
Rachel Daenen .... production assistant
Stan Kooij .... script supervisor
Cathrien Tromp .... legal advisor

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Additional Details

80 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Pretentious skin flick, 23 March 2014
Author: grantss from Sydney, Australia

Pretentious skin flick. The writer and director really have nothing much to say, but say it anyway. So what you have is 80 or so minutes of waffling, drifting, meaninglessness.

To alleviate the boredom, and make more men watch the movie, there are a few sex/nudity scenes. Even these aren't appealing, as they are fairly perverse and seemed included to gross out the audience. In some way they do go to demonstrate the personality and life of the lead character, so aren't entirely gratuitous.

Performances are okay, I suppose, given what the actors had to work with.

Best thing (and only good thing) about the movie is the end, of course. And it seems to arrive out of the blue. One of the more pleasant surprises in my movie-watching life.

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