Paradise (2009)

A former television anchorwoman and an inexperienced fisherman struggle for power after becoming stranded together on what appears to be an uninhabited island in director Toru Kamei's lusty tale of desert island desperation. Erika was a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Steadily maintaining momentum and a meditative mood without narration or editorialization is itself a feat, but more vitally, Paradise appreciates and shares the curious mysteries in the seemingly banal.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Long afterwards, Almereyda's images will haunt your perceptions of everyday life, let alone make you squirm at anyone else's vacation movies in comparison.

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Variety Staff

The peripatetic life of filmmaker Michael Almereyda is captured in glorious fragments forming a breathtaking whole in his new video feature, Paradise.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

It wouldn't be a stretch to compare Paradise to Alphaville, what with its imagining of the modern as otherworldly, or to imagine it as a capsule made by an outer-space explorer who visits Earth and finds layers of mystery in the mundane.

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