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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.
|Format:||DCP, 35 mm|
|Writer(s):||Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz|
|Cinematographer(s):||Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachmann|
|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|
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
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Ulrich Seidl about PARADISE: LOVE
«The fact that we go there to search for something we can't find in our society, the fact that we, the rich, can afford to pay for that while the poor take advantage of this search to make money describes our world as a whole.» Ulrich Seidl on PARADISE: LOVE, the first part of his trilogy.