Paradies: Hoffnung

Paradies: Hoffnung

Österreich / Deutschland / Frankreich 2010-2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

PARADISE: Hope

Her mother goes off to Kenya in search of beach boys willing to provide her with amorous services. Her staunchly Catholic aunt is absorbed in house-to-house evangelism. Thus, thirteen-year-old Melanie spends the holidays in a diet camp in the Austrian mountains. In between physical training and nutritional counselling, nightly pillow fights and a secret bout of binge drinking at the local disco, she falls in love with the doctor and camp director, who is forty years her senior. Melanie uses all her seductive wiles to win him over …

In the third part of his "paradise" trilogy - following "Paradies: Liebe" and "Paradies: Glaube" - Ulrich Seidl pits the deep-seated human desire for love and security against harsh reality. From the sterile surroundings of the diet camp, Seidl filters impeccably pristine, minimalist images in which any hint of sensuality, passion or anarchy would appear to be a complete anathema.

And yet "Paradies: Hoffnung" is the most tender of the three "paradise" films, for his young protagonists bear within them a spark of hope that love is not just an illusion, but can be an honest and powerful emotion.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Ulrich Seidl
Screenplay:Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Director of photography:Wolfgang Thaler, Edward Lachman
Editing:Christof Schertenleib
  
Cast: 
Melanie LenzMelanie
Vivian DanielErnährungsberaterin
Joseph LorenzDiätarzt
Michael ThomasSporttrainer
Verena LehbauerFreundin
Alexia GreimelZimmerkollegin
Renee MaratZimmerkollegin
Johanna SchmidZimmerkollegin
Leopold SchielDiscobesitzer
Rainer LuttenbergerDiscobesucher
Hannes PendlDiscobesucher
  
Production company:Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH (Wien), Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln), Coproduction Office (Paris)
Producer:Ulrich Seidl

All Credits

Director:Ulrich Seidl
Screenplay:Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Director of photography:Wolfgang Thaler, Edward Lachman
Assistant camera:Martin Hanslmayr
Production design:Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser
Costume design:Tanja Hausner
Editing:Christof Schertenleib
Sound:Ekkehard Baumung
Casting:Eva Roth
  
Cast: 
Melanie LenzMelanie
Vivian DanielErnährungsberaterin
Joseph LorenzDiätarzt
Michael ThomasSporttrainer
Verena LehbauerFreundin
Alexia GreimelZimmerkollegin
Renee MaratZimmerkollegin
Johanna SchmidZimmerkollegin
Leopold SchielDiscobesitzer
Rainer LuttenbergerDiscobesucher
Hannes PendlDiscobesucher
  
Production company:Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH (Wien), Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln), Coproduction Office (Paris)
in association with:ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen (Wien), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/Arte (Köln), Degeto Film GmbH (Frankfurt am Main), Arte France Cinéma (Paris)
Producer:Ulrich Seidl
Co-Producer:Christine Ruppert, Philippe Bober
Producer (TV):Michael André
Line producer:Konstantin Seitz
Unit production manager:Max Linder
Post-production:Thomas Lüdemann
Original distributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Land Niederösterreich (St. Pölten), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (Paris)
Length:92 min
Format:Super 16mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.02.2013, 137361, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 16.05.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Paradies: Hoffnung

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Original

Length:92 min
Format:Super 16mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.02.2013, 137361, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 16.05.2013