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Heaven Knows What (2014)

R | | Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose and sets her passion ablaze. So, when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin.
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Harley
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Ilya
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Mike
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Skully
Isaac Adams ...
Isaac
Diana Singh ...
Diana
Benjamin Hampton ...
Antoine
Manny Aguila ...
Evan
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Erica (as Eléonore Hendricks)
Yuri Pleskun ...
Tommy, Drug Dealer
Maynard Nicholl ...
Maynard
Brian Hodges ...
Brian
Misty Mccall ...
Misty
Mike Patellis ...
Marcos, Mike's Supplier
Aaron Keller ...
Hasidic Man
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Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose and sets her passion ablaze. So, when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin.

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Rated R for drug use throughout, pervasive language, disturbing and violent images, sexuality, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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29 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Amor, Drogas e Nova York  »

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Opening Weekend:

$16,862 (USA) (31 May 2015)

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$80,015 (USA) (2 August 2015)
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The lead, Arielle Holmes lived on the streets of NYC prior to this film and after being discovered by the filmmakers Ben & Josh Safdie, she wrote and texted them almost every situation and story she experienced via her heroin addiction, her tragic relationship with Ilya and life on the streets of NYC. When the film began shooting, Arielle Holmes got clean and remained clean throughout the shoot. 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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Features Hellraiser: Revelations (2011) See more »

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Disturbing and compelling
23 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Truly didn't expect anything out of this, which is why it was such a huge surprise. I don't think its flawless, but effective it surely is. I feel like its style is definitely going to out off a lot of people (quite a lot actually). I mean, even from the get-go it basically affirms the type of film it'll be and how it'll be presented, with its loud, throbbing score (which is both beautiful as an individual piece, but also really disturbing in the context of the film). The performances here are compelling, all of the main actors totally and fully committed. Arielle Holmes is a true talent though, what a fantastic performance. Raw and real and totally honest, no artifice or anything. This film is fully recommended.


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