Paradise: Love

Paradise: Love

Austria, 2012, 120 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany, France
Genre/Subject: Drama
Program: Contemporary World Cinema
Language: German English Sub-Titles

MUST END Thursday, 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.

DIRECTOR: Ulrich Seidl
Producer: Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert, Ulrich Seidl
Editor: Christof Schertenleib
Screenwriter: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman
Principal Cast: Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux
US Distributor: Strand Releasing

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