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Paradise: Faith (2012)

Paradies: Glaube (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 21 March 2013 (Germany)
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Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Hofstätter ...
Nabil Saleh ...
Nabil
Rene Rupnik ...
Herr Rupnik (as René Rupnik)
Natalya Baranova ...
Betrunkene Russin (as Natalija Baranova)
Trude Masur ...
Ehepaar
Dieter Masur ...
Ehepaar
Michaela Hurdes-Galli ...
Frau mit Katze / Legio Herz Jesu
Gulcan Jafarova ...
Familie
Sevinc Jafarova ...
Familie
Rafael Asadov ...
Familie
Miriam Asadov ...
Familie
Jafaraw Rafail ...
Familie
Kenan Rafail ...
Familie
Martina Spitzer ...
Legio Herz Jesu
Heinrich Herki ...
Legio Herz Jesu
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Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence, her life is turned upside down. Written by Anonymous

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Opening Weekend:

$828 (USA) (13 September 2013)

Gross:

$5,959 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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poor, clichéd, ticked all boxes of a gritty art-house film
30 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We have a loser at the focus of the story and gets humiliated in a variety of different situations. These themselves were constructed to create the classical gritty art-house feel. It feels as if made my a film school graduate who got the assignment to create a collage of gritty situations related to faith. This resulted in a storyline which had no credibility. I'm surprised that this film has received awards at festivals. It was one of the most unoriginal films I've seen. This is not only related to the story but also to lighting and general feel. On a positive note the encounters she had with "real" people was well observed but were just three excellent short films. This film reminded me in many places of films made by Peter Mullen and British Social Realism which is repeated over and over again.


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