Paradise: Love
Paradise: Love (2013)

PARADISE: LOVE is the opener in the trilogy about three women in one family who take separate vacations: the first one as a sex tourist, the second one (PARADISE: FAITH) as a Catholic missionary and the third one (PARADISE: HOPE) at a diet… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 2013
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The striking compositions mingle childlike curiosity with adult decadence -- and natural beauty with garish consumer culture -- to provocative, even profound effect.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ulrich Seidl: sadomasochistic provocateur or compassionate observer of the human condition?

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A film that, once watched, is not readily un-watched, in both good and dismaying ways alike.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

That churning in your stomach may be unpleasant, but it's necessary for the film to deliver its knockout punch.

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Jordan Hoffman

One of the most disturbing films I've seen in a very long time.

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Jonathan Robbins
Film Comment Magazine

Watching Paradise: Love is a visceral, Schadenfreude-tinged experience that produces belly laughs and queasiness alike-sometimes in tandem.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The whole affair curdles into a feeling of unearned, defensive superiority.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Seidl sternly rejects nuance. All the women are crude and insensitive, all the men are desperate and exploited.

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Harvey S. Karten

A poignant film about the desperation of tubby, middle-aged Austrian women who take a sex tour to Kenya.

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