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Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe)

Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe)
  • 2012
  • Austria/Germany/France
  • 120 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ulrich Seidl
  • Cast: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux
  • Language: German/English/Swahili
  • UK release: 14 June 2013

Fiftysomething Austrian mother Teresa (Tiesel), feeling the need for love and affection, joins the white 'sugar mamas' on the beaches of Kenya, but discovers that even gentle charmer Munga (Kazungu) has a price in mind. Seidl's film is visually striking and underlines the oppressive nature of sex tourism, but doesn't really say anything new.

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Paradise: Love

14 Jun 20133 stars

An unsettling romantic drama of moods and moments that doesn't quite gel into a compelling whole

The pursuit of happiness leads to inevitable disappointment in Paradise: Love, the first in a trilogy from Austrian director Ulrich Seidl that focuses on three women from the same family. In Love, plump, fifty-something mother Teresa (Margarete Tiesel…

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