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Paradise: Hope (Paradies: Hoffnung)

Paradise: Hope (Paradies: Hoffnung)
  • 2013
  • Austria/France/Germany
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Ulrich Seidl
  • Cast: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz
  • UK release: 2 August 2013

The third part of Seidl's trilogy returns to Teresa from the first film as she sends her daughter Melanie off to a weight loss camp. There, Melanie meets Verena, a cabin mate with salacious tales.

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Paradise: Hope

1 Aug 20132 stars

The final part of Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy is alienating and ultimately overstretched

Austrian writer/director Ulrich Seidl made something of a noisy entrance to the already busy field of modern cinematic provocateurs with 2007’s Import/Export depicting dementia in a rather grotesque fashion, but his Paradise trilogy hasn’t aroused quite…

Filmmaker Ulrich Seidl discusses his Paradise Trilogy

16 Jul 2013

'My films might be dark and they might seem negative, but what is important is change'

‘I’m interested in the loneliness of modern humanity, but my films are not nihilistic’, insists Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl, speaking from his production company office in Vienna. ‘They might be dark and they might seem negative, but what is important…

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