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Synopsis: 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.

Genre

Drama

Rated

NR

Language

Dutch

Run Time

80 minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Hannah Hoekstra (Hemel)
Hans Dagelet (Gijs)
Rifka Lodeizen (Sophie)

Directed by

Sacha Polak

Produced by

Stienette Bosklopper

Awards

International Federation of Films Critic - 2012

Best Film

Official selection

Berlin International Film Festival - 2012

Chicago International Film Festival - USA - 2012

New York New Directors/New Films - 2012

Seattle International Film Festival - USA - 2012

Sydney Film Festival - Australia - 2012

Vancouver International Film Festival - Canada - 2012

Country of Origin

Netherlands

Production Year

2012

Aspect Ratio

2.35:1

Sound Mix

2.0 Stereo

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