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Our Paradise (2011)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
Le premier client
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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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28 September 2011 (France)  »

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O Nosso Paraíso  »

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€600,000 (estimated)
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6 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A kind of soap or soap-and-splash opera, with well played moments (like at the beginning Jean-Christophe Bouvet flamboyantly enjoying his vinyl record). Maybe engaged by moments of soft porn, the movie doesn't step back to consider its characters, let alone have them think themselves about what they are doing. Since it involves murder, there's a problem. The title may want to suggest that the central characters are Rimbaud and Verlaine, but the artificial paradise here is a pill at bedtime. The younger, Angelo, is there to be dressed or undressed, and gives no indication he knows or doesn't care what his partner is up to. Stéphane Rideau (the elder Vassili), with a hint of gut, can't be an éphèbe anymore, but he seems to know his business as a prostitute and what roles he can now play, so it is very hard to know why he isn't able to deal with older clients. The child, young Vassili (a genetic conundrum the name), does have a better sense of the plights he is in than anyone else.


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