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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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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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$828 (USA) (13 September 2013)

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$5,959 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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Life Without Love
31 December 2015 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

It's hard to know what to make of Ulrich Siedl's 'Paradise' trilogy, a series of films about the lives of unhappy middle-aged women. 'Faith' tells the story of someone dementedly committed to spreading the love of Jesus, in a life tragically devoid of any love from other humans. Her unexplained marriage to a paralysed, Muslim man is the source of especial unhappiness, although she seeks out misery apparently believing this is what God wants of her. It's grim, and believable, but the purpose of the first two films, with their pathetic yet unsympathetic protagonists and complete lack of redemption narrative, remains unclear. Somehow I'm not expecting a song-and-dance in film three either.


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