Hemel

Directed by Sacha Polak

Year: 2012
Running Time: 83
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
Country: Spain, Netherlands
Language: Dutch w/English subtitles
Genres: Drama
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Hemel

Cast
Hannah Hoekstra
Rifka Lodeizen
Hans Dagelet

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Directed by Sacha Polak


Sacha Polak's debut feature is a frank and explicit look at carnal desire that is told from a distinctly female perspective. She paints an erotically charged portrait of a woman whose casual sexual encounters mask a loneliness and a craving for intimacy. Hemel (Hannah Hoekstra) is a young woman who drifts through a series of anonymous one-night stands and seems only close to her father. When he finds himself a girlfriend, Hemel's jealousy puts her on the emotional edge. An emotionally and physically raw study of sexuality that is nothing less than mesmerizing.

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"Visually sensual...powerful...if you want to find out the naked truth about passion and lack of love go and see struggles of Hemel." - Nis Magazine

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