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Notre paradis (2011)

Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Rideau ...
Vassili
Dimitri Durdaine ...
Angelo
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Anna
Didier Flamand ...
Victor
Raymonde Bronstein ...
La mère d'Anna
Malik Issolah ...
Kamel
Mathis Morisset ...
Le petit Vassili
...
Le premier client
Ludovic Berthillot ...
L'homme Gerland
Jean-Marc Léon ...
Prostitué lampadaire
Jacques Grant ...
Client récalcitrant
Djamel Mehnane ...
Vendeur vêtements 1
Jeremy Nebor ...
Vendeur vêtements 2
Roland Copé ...
Docteur
Rabah Zahi ...
Saïd
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Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple in prostitution and steal from their clients. And yet, menaces of retaliation leave the couple with no choice but to escape from Paris. The runaway begins... Written by Websurfer

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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28 September 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

O Nosso Paraíso  »

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€600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Lopsided plot, brave and strong performances
7 May 2015 | by (Estonia/Tallinn) – See all my reviews

Even in a relatively free country, approaching prostitution and hedonism within sexual minorities is a challenge, how to remain below porn and above hypocrisy. To a large extent, Notre paradis has managed it under depiction, but at the expense of smooth and well-grounded plot. The viewers get no explanations to several moments happened in the past, and the inclusion of Anna's family splits the script in two in an awkward manner, paving the way for trivial, yet expected ending. The performances, however, are memorable and vigorous, creating a kind of uneasiness and letting you ponder on and over "indecent" matters...

One thing is clear: one must be an open-minded person to watch this film. The visual can be pretty, but the background and apprehensions never are.


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