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Hemel (2012)

Unrated | | Drama | 29 March 2012 (Netherlands)
A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love.

Director:

Sacha Polak

Writer:

Helena van der Meulen (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hannah Hoekstra ... Hemel / Daughter
Hans Dagelet ... Gijs / father
Rifka Lodeizen ... Sophie / auctioneer
Mark Rietman Mark Rietman ... Douwe
Eva Duijvestein ... Emma
Barbara Sarafian ... Brechtje
Ward Weemhoff Ward Weemhoff ... Joris
Ali Ben Horsting Ali Ben Horsting ... Jimmy
Abdullah el Baoudi Abdullah el Baoudi ... Scooter guy
Elske Rotteveel Elske Rotteveel ... Annabelle
Maarten Heijmans ... Teun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ferry Asselbergs Ferry Asselbergs ... Party Guest
Erwin Bozzolini ... Dancer
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Storyline

During her nightly escapades Hemel searches for the difference between sex and love. Sometimes she leads, sometimes the men with whom she sleeps. The most important person in Hemel's life is Gijs, her father, who works in an auction house. After the early passing of her mother Hemel grew up with him alone. Just like Hemel, Gijs is restless and isn't committed to anyone except for his daughter. This changes when Gijs falls in love with the young auctioneer Sophie. Written by Circe Films

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Drama

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Netherlands | Spain

Language:

Dutch | Spanish | Arabic | English

Release Date:

29 March 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Good film
24 June 2018 | by Dave_douellSee all my reviews

I don't get the negative reviews. I know this film isn't for everyone, it's kind of slow moving and depressing. I think it does however give an excellent portrayal of a young woman in a lot of pain. You have to feel so sorry for her, she's just lost. She's sad and sex is exactly how a lot of people deal with these feelings. Hannah Hoekstra does an amazing job portraying this character though she may be a little too pretty for the role, not that attractive people can't be sad too. I think the nudity is not gratuitous at all, it helps define the character. If you haven't seen Hemel, give it a chance.


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