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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Michael Atkinson
In These Times

Even as he critiques the social dynamic, Seidl is never less than humane, spending serious time loitering with marginalized characters no other filmmaker deems worthy of time.

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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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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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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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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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