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Heaven Knows What (2014)

R | | Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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A young woman struggles to reconcile her loves of her life: her boyfriend and heroin. She finds out that suicide is the only way for her boyfriend to forgive her for her misdeed.

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Arielle Holmes (inspired by a book written by), Josh Safdie | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arielle Holmes ... Harley
Caleb Landry Jones ... Ilya
Buddy Duress ... Mike
Necro ... Skully
Isaac Adams Isaac Adams ... Isaac
Diana Singh Diana Singh ... Diana
Benjamin Hampton Benjamin Hampton ... Antoine
Manny Aguila Manny Aguila ... Evan
Eleonore Hendricks ... Erica (as Eléonore Hendricks)
Yuri Pleskun Yuri Pleskun ... Tommy, Drug Dealer
Maynard Nicholl Maynard Nicholl ... Maynard
Brian Hodges Brian Hodges ... Brian
Misty Mccall Misty Mccall ... Misty
Mike Patellis Mike Patellis ... Marcos, Mike's Supplier
Aaron Keller Aaron Keller ... Hasidic Man
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Storyline

A young woman struggles to reconcile her loves of her life: her boyfriend and heroin. She finds out that suicide is the only way for her boyfriend to forgive her for her misdeed.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use throughout, pervasive language, disturbing and violent images, sexuality, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

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USA

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Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heaven Knows What See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,862, 31 May 2015

Gross USA:

$80,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,417
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The lead, Arielle Holmes lived on the streets of NYC prior to this film and after being discovered by Josh Safdie, she wrote and texted him almost every situation and story she experienced via her heroin addiction, her tragic relationship with Ilya and life on the streets of NYC. When the film began shooting, Arielle Holmes got clean and remained clean throughout the shoot. See more »

Goofs

In the scene after Ilya hitchhikes, he is seen dropping the paper surrounding his DayQuil bottle on the floor. In the next scene when he drinks from it again, the paper is still surrounding the bottle. See more »

Quotes

Skully: You ain't gettin' rid of me, I ain't going nowhere.
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Features Hellraiser: Revelations (2011) See more »

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Dunkelheit
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(c) & (P) Byelobog Productions
under license from Byelobog Productions
Written by: Varg Vikernes
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Disturbing and compelling
23 August 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Truly didn't expect anything out of this, which is why it was such a huge surprise. I don't think its flawless, but effective it surely is. I feel like its style is definitely going to out off a lot of people (quite a lot actually). I mean, even from the get-go it basically affirms the type of film it'll be and how it'll be presented, with its loud, throbbing score (which is both beautiful as an individual piece, but also really disturbing in the context of the film). The performances here are compelling, all of the main actors totally and fully committed. Arielle Holmes is a true talent though, what a fantastic performance. Raw and real and totally honest, no artifice or anything. This film is fully recommended.


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