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Heaven by Arne Toonen


If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing.

As a kid, Koen Kusters dreamed of becoming the Pope. After an education at a 1970s seminary where you can sin as long as you're really sorry afterwards, Koen moves easily between chapel, brothel and bar. How can he warn his flock against life's temptations if he hasn't experienced them himself? But when he starts spending the collection plate money on partying, drugs and women, not to mention selling off church treasures, it's clear to everybody but Koen that things have gotten out of control

111' / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: PLAYBOY PRIESTER
Dir: Arne Toonen
Prod: Rinkel Film (NL) - Reinier Selen, Hazazah Pictures (NL) - Maarten Kuit
Co-prod: Samsa Film (LU), Ciné Cri de Coeur (BE)
Sc: Thomas van der Ree, Jan Eilander, Michel Sluysmans, Joost Reijmers
D.O.P.: Jeroen de Bruin
Completed: spring 2020
Language: Dutch, English
Cast: t.b.c.

Arne Toonen:

a.o. AMSTERDAM VICE (2019, feature), LITTLE GANGSTER (2015, film) Awards: a.o. Starboy Prize-Oulo Int. Children's and Youth FF, Best Foreign Kidpic-Kristiansand Int. Children's FF, Michel Award-Hamburg FF, BLACK OUT (2011, feature), CHUBBY DRUMS (2010, feature) Awards: a.o Best European Film and Audience Award-Schlingel Chemnitz IFF, DROP DEAD! (2009, short) Awards: a.o. Best Int. Short-Cleveland IFF, Best Int. Short-Kerry FF, Best short-Emden FF.


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