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Lost Paradises

Lost Paradises

A Feature film by Pierre Rival

Produced by Compagnie Est-Ouest

Release in France : 17/02/1993


    A Russian angel observes the collapse of the USSR and decides to leave for Hollywood, in search of a new paradise. Director Pierre Rival embarks on a consideration of the future of Hollywood, the last place on earth where utopias are manufactured now that the Soviet Union's "lie factory" has shut down. Southern California, in contrast, seems to offer a haven of peace giving rise to a new culture of the image. "Lost Paradises" is all about appearances, showing that Beverly hills - where several fallen angels reside - is gripped by a single obsession : death. The death that haunts Los Angeles comes in the form of an apocalypse prophesied by the movies themselves. "Lost Paradises" is also a manifesto for a nomadic, multilingual cinema, for movies that take to the road, movies that show the diversity of world's reality ; it rejects not only "fashionable Hollywood" and its pretensions to universality, but also all national film industries that function like closed fortresses, practicing a policy of exclusion.

    Participants (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Compagnie Est-Ouest

    French distribution :

    K Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    Full credits (10)

    Sound recordists :

    Daniel Ollivier, Alexandre Melnikov

    Screenwriter :

    Pierre Rival

    Assistant Operator :

    Dominique Delguste

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Nicole Lambert

    Music Composer :

    Michel Portal

    Line Producer :

    Claude Rosius

    Directors of Photography :

    Jérôme Peyrebrune, Igor Gourov

    Production Manager :

    Frank Le Wita

    Editor :

    Marie-Pomme Carteret

    Participants :

    Jacqueline Bisset, Zsa-Zsa Gabor, Menahem Golan, Aliona Antonova, Scot Kellman

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Experimental, Documentary

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    French, English

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 10 min

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    Posters (1)