In conurbations where hundreds of thousands live alongside one another, in the era of a highly technological society, in which communication has never played such a significant role, man ... See full summary »
In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple... See full summary »
The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »
It is forever night and nobody knows why. Humans hide in caves and pits. Dirt and darkness are their companions. All they hear is the wind howling across the frozen wilderness. Joe does not... See full summary »
Another good documentary from Ulrich Seidl, but i didn't like it as much as his others. Definitely there were some great moments, but ultimately i don't think the concept could quite sustain itself properly. The idea of a film in which Christian fanatics say their prayers out loud in front of a camera is interesting, but really doesn't work that well cinematically. It just visually isn't interesting or engaging at all. It's pretty tedious, actually, even though the things they say are sometimes (more often than not, actually) interesting or entertaining, in that distinctively funny-and-sad way that Seidl has perfected in his other films. For what it is though, he pulled it off as well as possible, wisely keeping it pretty short.
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