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Austria, 2012, 120 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany, France
Program: Contemporary World CinemaLanguage: German English Subtitles
DIRECTOR: Ulrich Seidl
Producer: Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert, Ulrich SeidlEditor: Christof SchertenleibScreenwriter: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika FranzCinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler, Ed LachmanPrincipal Cast: Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge MauxUS Distributor: Strand Releasing
NOW PLAYING through May 30th at the Sie FilmCenter
Digital presentation - Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian hausfrau, travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist or “Sugar Mama”. There, she moves from one Beach Boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that there, love is strictly a business. With his very unique brand of realism, socio-political critique and warped humor, Mr. Seidl deals with the market value of sexuality, older women and young men, 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 in contemporary society.
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