Paradise : Love

by Ulrich Seidl

Austria/France/Germany, 2012, 120', colour

 

PARADISE: Love, the first film in the PARADISE TRILOGY takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as "sugar mamas", European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: Love tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.

 

 

 

 

 

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as „Good News“ (1990), „Animal Love“ (1995) and „Models“ (1998). Seidl's first feature film „Dog Days“ won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. „Import Export“ (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2013 PARADISE : HOPE, Fiction, 91 min.
2012 PARADISE : FAITH, Fiction, 90 min.
2012 PARADISE : LOVE, Fiction, 120 min.
2007 IMPORT EXPORT, Fiction, 141 min.
2003 JESUS, YOU KNOW, Documentary, 87 min.
2002 A STATE OF THE NATION: AUSTRIA IN 6 CHAPTERS,             Documentary, 87 min.
2001 DOG DAYS, Fiction, 121 min.
1999 MODELS, Fiction, 118 min.
1998 SPASS OHNE GRENZEN, Documentary, 45 min.
1997 THE BOSOM FRIEND, Documentary, 60 min.
1996 ANIMAL LOVE, Documentary, 120 min.
1996 BILDER EINER AUSSTELLUNG, Documentary, 45 min.
1994 THE LAST REAL MEN, Documentary, 60 min.
1992 LOSSES TO BE EXPECTED, Documentary, 118 min.

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Cast

Margarethe Tiesel - Teresa
Peter Kazungu - Munga
Inge Maux - Teresa's friend

Crew / Technical Info

Director : Ulrich Seidl
Script : Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz   
Camera : Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman   
Sound : Ekkehart Baumung 
Set Design : Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser 
Costume Design : Tanja Hausner 
Editor : Christof Schertenleib 
Production Manager : Max Linder 
Production : Ulrich Seidl Film (AT)
Co-production : Tat Film (GER), Parisienne de Production (FRA) 
With the support of : Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Land Niederösterreich, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
In collaboration with : ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen), WDR/ARTE, Degeto, ARTE France  

Festivals

Festival de Cannes 2012 - Competition

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Year: 
2012
Duration: 
120'

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is director, author and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as „Good News“ (1990), „Animal Love“ (1995) and „Models“ (1998). Seidl's first feature film „Dog Days“ won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. „Import Export“ (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning „PARADISE“- Trilogy (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world's most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. „PARADISE: Faith“ got the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His new work „In the Basement“ (2014) is an essay film about Austrians and their relationship to their cellars and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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Austria Austria
France France
Germany Germany

 

PARADISE: Love, the first film in the PARADISE TRILOGY takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as "sugar mamas", European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: Love tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: 

    PARADISE: Love, the first film in the PARADISE TRILOGY takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as "sugar mamas", European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: Love tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.  

Cast details: 

Margarethe Tiesel - TeresaPeter Kazungu - MungaInge Maux - Teresa's friend

Crew / Technical Info: 

Director : Ulrich SeidlScript : Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz   Camera : Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman   Sound : Ekkehart Baumung Set Design : Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser Costume Design : Tanja Hausner Editor : Christof Schertenleib Production Manager : Max Linder Production : Ulrich Seidl Film (AT)Co-production : Tat Film (GER), Parisienne de Production (FRA) With the support of : Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Land Niederösterreich, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)In collaboration with : ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen), WDR/ARTE, Degeto, ARTE France  

Pressbook: 

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Festivals: 

Festival de Cannes 2012 - Competition

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