Prisoner of Paradise
Prisoner of Paradise (2002)

A chronicle of the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's. Among his greatest accomplishments, he co-starred with the legendary… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

A good example of a film that lets one person's life tell higher truths about a major time in human history.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Ggripping documentary.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

One of the more bizarre Holocaust stories comes to light in the impressive, handsomely made Prisoner of Paradise.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

An engrossing documentary about one of the least known and most unexpected aspects of the Nazi war against the Jews.

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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

Frustratingly superficial.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

It can be hard to conceptualize mass murder, but using the media to lie is a concept we're all quite familiar with in this day and age

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

An extraordinary documentary about the German entertainer Kurt Gerron.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Chilling and provocative.

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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Directors Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender tell this story dispassionately, letting it evoke pity without asking us to see Gerron as a hero.

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