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Devil's Paradise (1987)

Des Teufels Paradies (original title)
At the start of the 20th century, a man lives in solitude on an island. One day on the mainland, he saves a young woman from some nasty folk and takes her with him to his island. Her former captors soon find the island as well.

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At the start of the 20th century, a man lives in solitude on an island. One day on the mainland, he saves a young woman from some nasty folk and takes her with him to his island. Her former captors soon find the island as well.

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An interesting but slow-moving movie
14 April 2001 | by (Lincolnshire, England) – See all my reviews

Based on a Joseph Conrad novel, this is a somewhat wordy movie, and what action there is seems to have been filmed with as little light as possible which is quite annoying. Jurgen Prochnow plays Escher, a withdrawn, private man who is used to living virtually alone on his own island. During an enforced visit to the mainland he becomes involved with a girl called Julie, played by Suzanna Hamilton, and helps her escape from the prospect of a life of debauchery by taking her back to his island. They are followed there by the mysterious Mr Jones, played by Sam Waterston, and his young henchman who seem to be interested in Julie, although I never was quite sure why. Mr Jones is really a man who likes to spoil things; innocence, relationships, they are all grist to his mill. Suddenly Escher finds that he has something he cares enough about to fight for, and he and Julie fight for their lives and in a way their souls as they desperately try to protect themselves from the invaders. I found this part of the movie interesting, but it would have been better if Sam Waterston had been a little more frightening. He was the one person who didn't seem to have been well cast. There isn't a lot of action until the last fifteen minutes or so, but the concept is intriguing and it held my interest despite its slow pace.


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