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Heaven Knows What (2014)

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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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Drama

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 Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

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English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor, Drogas e Nova York 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:

$80,015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hardstyle, Iconoclast See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ezra Miller was initially considered for the role that eventually went to Caleb Landry Jones. 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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Connections

Features Hellraiser: Revelations (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Oedipus Orca (Titoli)
Written by James Dashow
Performed by James Dashow
Courtesy of Bixio Music Group - ASCAP
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Homeless and drug addiction, with the backdrop of a little romance.
4 November 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This film reminds me the Al Pacino's 'The Panic in Needle Park'. The independent filmmakers Safdie brothers directed it that inspired by the real life story of Arielle Holmes, who also starred in the lead role. This is definitely a depressing film, seeing those faces, eyes, makes sick. But a very realistic film, kind of aimless plot, till the final quarter and then with a small twist, the tale comes to an end.

I have seen it and if you ask me about the story, I say its hard to describe, but it can be only watched like a documentary film. Over ninety minutes, the film revealed the life of homeless people. Like from their day beginning to the nightfall, how they make it and their preferences. So it is not an inspiring film, though at least there's something you can learn about them.

After knowing the theme, I thought there would be lots of violence like rapes, stealing, cops and maybe killing. Surprisingly, it was none of those, not exactly, except drug addiction and sometimes stealing to buy drugs. Looks like from this film, the actress got a breakthrough, particularly in her life. I hope its turnover from hereon. I appreciate the directors for that who made a difference in someone's life. Don't think it is a film for entertainment, watch it if you are interested in the documentary film. So it's not for everybody, but some will find it good or maybe decent.

6/10


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