Ulrich Seidl
On the beaches of Kenya they're known as Sugar Mamas: European women to whom black beach boys offer sex to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old from Austria, travels as a sex tourist to this vacation paradise in search of love. She goes from one beach boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next. The first film in Ulrich Seidl's PARADISE trilogy tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who have no choice but to victimize other victims.
Technical Data
Running time: 120
Format: DCP, 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2012
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachmann
Editing: Christof Schertenleib
Key cast: Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz, Helen Brugat, Gabriel Mwarua, Josphat Hamisi, Carlos Mkutano
Producers: Ulrich Seidl, Christine Ruppert, Philippe Bober
Cannes (Competition)
Production company
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
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1090 Vienna
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