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PARADIES: Glaube

PARADISE: Faith

Ulrich Seidl
In PARADISE: Faith Ulrich Seidl explores what it means to carry the cross. For Anna Maria, a single Austrian in her 50s, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot high statue of the Virgin Mary. One day, when after years of absence, her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home, her life goes off its rails.
Technical Data
Running time: 113
Format: DCP, 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: German, Arabic
Production year: 2012
Credits
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematographer(s): Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman
Key cast: Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh
Producers: Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert
Production company
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
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1090 Vienna
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