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  • Actors: Hannah Hoekstra
  • Directors: Sacha Polak
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Dutch
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Artsploitation Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AYGVCCK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,458 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

12 page collector's booklet
An interview with director Sacha Polak, star Hannah Hoekstra and screenwriter
Helena van der Meulen.
Trailers for other Artsploitation Films releases
Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

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.

Review

''Beautifully lensed look at the moment just before a daughter has to let go of her father should travel extensively and turn Polak into a name to watch.'' --Variety

Customer Reviews

There was very little sex, and what there was, wasn't very good.
GemKB
If the director/editor had intended this, a small change in camera angle could have accomplished the same thing.
D. Nestegard
It seems to just be about showing off as much of the woman as possible.
Hrvats

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108 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Frank on June 3, 2013
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I purchased this Video from Amazon, but was so distracted by the pixelated windows blocking the genetalia that I deleted it after 10 minutes.
If Amazon is going to offer altered product for sale they should clearly label it as having been doctored, censored or altered from it's original condition.
I must say however that this is the only instance of dissatisfaction I've had in dealing with Amazon.
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128 of 133 people found the following review helpful By D. Nestegard on April 11, 2013
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Hemel is Heaven but Hemel is far from heavenly. She has an issue with intimacy, unable to relate on any level but sexually. This drama tracks her through a number of one night stands and follows her one close relationship, her father. Sadly, Amazon's version has drifting opaque windows to block our view of genitalia. If the director/editor had intended this, a small change in camera angle could have accomplished the same thing. I found it as annoying as the smartphone user sitting in front of me in a dark theater or even as bad as putting a fig leaf on a Rodin sculpture. I've seen a huge number of films but not this form of censorship for about 30 years.
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Somnath Sarkar on August 2, 2013
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To try to censor it, Amazon put on some screen mesh on the private parts. It is awful. Do not buy the censored version.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kirt Liedahl on August 16, 2013
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I'd look for the uncensored version.
Having watched it, I can tell you that it IS dramatic, but still... It's not what you think it is.
I'd look elsewhere.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Carlos E. Velasquez on March 12, 2013
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It is said that some daughters are attracted to their fathers at some point in their lives. Those kinds of feelings are rarely explored in cinema, as they are delicate issues to deal with. The unforgettable "Hemel" takes a sincere and penetrating approach to this facet of life, and it triumphs in every level.

Hemel (Hannah Hoekstra) -- which means heaven in Dutch -- is a gorgeous 23 year-old woman who we meet right at the beginning of the film, in a chapter called "Genital Phase." Here, we find Hemel with what we assume is her boyfriend, both totally naked, on a bed, somewhere before, during or after sex - or none at all. Their talk is aggressive and inflammatory, with the male lover asking Hemel, "You don't shave, do you?" And Hemel answering, "Why?", and her boyfriends telling her, "You have a hairy c--t." Hemel, not particularly happy, responds, "Yes. And?" To which her lover says, "I'm not a bushman." Still unhappy, Hemel tells him, "Oh, you are a child molester." The lover then asks, "Ever had a mouthful of pubic hair?" And so goes this formidable scene, a Kodak moment of real life. From then on, the movie evolves into small chapters exploring Hemel's sexual life and her close relationship with her father - she doesn't have a mother. We'll witness how Hemel deals with several lovers, always finding something wrong with them, including one Algerian man, whose tenderness bothers her. She tells him that she didn't "like afterplay, petting after an orgasm. It's more masculine to fall sleep after sex, like lions." She also talks harsh to and is sarcastic with her loved ones, including her father. However, it is her father that she trusts more and seems to want to imitate.

Director Sacha Polak says that "Hemel" is about a father and daughter who have a symbiotic relationship.
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38 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Aaron J. Krohn on March 15, 2013
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There would be much to say about this provocative movie...if I knew its ultimate theme.
And provocative it is!
In the first scene, Hemel (startlingly beautiful, though extremely skinny!), played by Hannah Hoekstra, speaks of "c--ts" and the feminist take on shaving pubic hair.
After a couple of more guys pass through her world in the night, the one man who means the most to her, her father Gijs (Hans Dagelet). enters the picture.
He is always with a woman, and they're all young and beautiful.
(In one scene, a restaurant waiter mistakes Hemel for Gijs's wife!!)
The music, and the general tone of the movie, is somber, sad.
Hemel tells her father she saw a man commit suicide by jumping off a roof.
She wonders if she should have helped....by jumping down after him!
As I said earlier, Hemel (Hoekstra!) is almost anorexically thin!!
(I personally prefer a fleshier woman!)
She is seen peeing three times during the movie.
I mention this because, in one scene, she stands up while peeing....like a man.
In another scene, her father carries her, like a child, to the toilet, telling the just-woken Hemel "You have to pee!".
Is she incontinent?
Does she have a bladder problem?
Then, at the end, in a highly emotional scene, her nose begins bleeding.
Why?
Stress?
Some physical problem?
Hemel is a wonderful movie, but I give it "just" 4 stars for what it does NOT tell us about....Heaven!

By the way, my DVD did not play the special features section!
It's not my computer, as on all my other DVD's, I can play the special features.
But when I clicked on that section, nothing happened!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Les Phillips on February 13, 2014
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This is a sad film that follows the life of a young woman who, to be honest, I developed very little attachment with. Which, I think, was one of the goals of the director.

Self destructive, Hemel forms fleeting shallow relationships while harboring powerful emotions for her father, who, like her seems unable to forge meaningful connections.

This is a dark film.
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