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Paradise : Love

Paradise : Love

A Feature film by Ulrich Seidl

Release in France : 09/01/2013

    Synopsis

    On the beaches of Kenya they‘re known as “Sugar Mamas:” European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one Beach Boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya love is a business.
    “PARADISE: Love” tells not without humor of sex tourism, older women and young men, the market value of sexuality, the power of skin color, Europe and Africa, and the exploited, who have no choice but to exploit others.
    Ulrich Seidl‘s film is the opener in the PARADISE Trilogy about three women in one family who take separate vacations: one as a sex tourist, another as a Catholic missionary (“PARADISE: Faith”) and the third at a diet camp for teenagers (“PARADISE: Hope”). Three films, three women, three stories of the longing to find happiness today.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Coproduction Office

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Coproduction Office

    Foreign production companies :

    Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion, Tatfilm

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    International releases (25)

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (7)

    Screenwriters :

    Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz

    Sound Recordist :

    Ekkehart Baumung

    Editor :

    Christof Schertenleib

    Costume designer :

    Tanja Hausner

    Directors of Photography :

    Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Matilde Incerti

    Production Designers :

    Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    German

    Coproducer countries :

    Austria, Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Austria, Germany, France)

    Production year :

    2012

    French release :

    09/01/2013

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    125.633

    Visa issue date :

    28/12/2012

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital

    Rating restrictions :

    Under 16

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (23)

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 2013

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2013)

    Selection

    Ulrich Seidl: Paradise

    Sydney - Film Festival - 2013

    Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 2013)

    Selection

    Focus on Austria

    BIFF - 2012

    BIFF (South Korea, 2012)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2012

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2012)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2012

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2012)

    Selection

    Official Competition

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