Angels of love (2002)

A documentaire by Barbara den Uyl

Hedije is the child of an Israeli mother and a Turkish father. At the age of fifteen, she became a prostitute. She speaks openly to director Barbara den Uyl about the possible causes. She was constantly beaten by her mother and raped by her uncle when she was twelve. But she also likes the power and the game of her seducing. She has three kids, one of who lives with her. She says that for him she wants to stop doing this work. Den Uyl follows Hedije while she slowly puts her life in order, continuously directing the camera at Hedije’s face. This makes the film both a portrait of her life and of the way her appearance reflects her inner self. This especially clear from her conversations with her social worker, who occasionally breaks through the mask of aloofness.

This film is available on DVD




42 minutes / colour / Beta SP / VHS / Digi Beta
Direction/screenplay: Barbara den Uyl
Camera: Peter Brugman n.s.c. Bert Oosterveld
Sound: Jac Vleeshouwers, Mike van der Sluijs, Hens van Rooy, Frenk van der Sterre
Editing: Stefan Kamp
Sound editing: Jac Vleeshouwers
Music: Stevko Busch
Translation: Martin Cleaver
Producer: Leen van den Berg

Production and Distribution: Van der Hoop Filmproducties

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