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Demons in Paradise

Demons in Paradise

A Feature film by Jude Ratnam

Produced by SISTER Productions

Release in France : 21/03/2018


    1983, Jude Ratman is five years old. On board a red train, he flees the massacres perpetrated against the Tamils by the pro-Singhalese government of Sri Lanka. Now Jude is a filmmaker and he once again travels through his country from south to north. The traces of violence generated by twenty-six years of warfare, which tipped the Tamil minority's struggle for freedom into self-destructive terrorism, stream past in front him. By evoking the buried memories of his compatriots, most of whom belonged to militant groups, including the Tamil Tigers, he proposes to overcome anger and to open up the way to a possible reconciliation. 

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    SISTER Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Upside Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Kriti - A Work of Art

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Julie Paratian

    Sound recordists :

    Benoît Gargonne, Jean-Guy Véran

    Directors of Photography :

    Chinthaka Somakeerthi, Mahinda Abeysinghe

    Editor :

    Jeanne Oberson

    Music Composer :

    Rajkumar Dharshan

    Grader :

    Steven Le Guellec

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Guy Véran

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Tamoul, English, Singhalese

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Sri Lanka

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Sri Lanka)

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    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

    Current status :


    Approval :

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1