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: April 26, 2013
DVD 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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Daniel Kasman

Here, each shot tells a story, silent cinema style, and Seidl's cinema resembles the railroad-like cinema construction of the silents. Yet he is not just presentational; this presentation confronts...

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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.

Jordan Hoffman

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

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Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

A challenging and frequently uncomfortable watch that messes with your sympathies.

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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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Pamela Jahn
Sight and Sound

The film is attuned to the moral complexity of the situation, and also surprisingly tender.

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