Hemel

Sacha Polak Feature film - 2012 - 80 min.
Sex
Violence
Sixteen plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Actrice Hannah Hoekstra

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Scenario

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Hemel grows up alone with her father, the charming auctioneer Gijs. She does not long to be a grown-up, but does not resist it either. She rather feels she is in a state ‘in between’. Between childhood and adulthood, between dependent and dominant, between sex and love, between her previous one-night stand and the next. And between her feelings for her father, who has new girlfriends all the time, and her mother, who passed away when she was still young. Director Sacha Polak breaks up the story into chapters, always staying close to Hemel’s perception. Hemel uses sex as a weapon. She picks up boys in bars, using course language and voluptuous behaviour. Her game is occasionally border-crossing and dangerous. When Gijs finds the love of his life, Hemel has to take action to.

Credits

Director(s) Sacha Polak
Script Helena van der Meulen
Production Company
Circe Films
Bella Cohen Films
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Production Country
Netherlands