PARADIES: Hoffnung


Ulrich Seidl
Her mother in Kenya, 13-year-old Melanie spends her summer vacation in a strict diet camp set in the Austrian countryside. Between workouts and nutrition classes, pillow fights and first cigarettes, she falls in love with a doctor 40 years her senior- and in all innocence sets out to seduce him. PARADISE: Hope is a "teen camp” movie that tells of the unconditionality of first love.
Technical Data
Running time: 100
Format: Super-16 mm (Blow-up 35 mm)
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2013
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman
Editing: Christof Schertenleib
Key cast: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas, Vivian Bartsch
Producers: Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert
Production company
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
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1090 Vienna
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