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Ulrich Seidl (screenplay) and
Veronika Franz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 December 2013 (USA) See more »
The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Melanie Lenz ... Melanie
Verena Lehbauer ... Verena
Joseph Lorenz ... Arzt
Michael Thomas ... Sporttrainer
Viviane Bartsch ... Ernährungsberaterin (as Vivian Bartsch)
Maria Hofstätter ... Tante Melanie
Arabel Aigner ... Diätcamp Kind
Vanessa Ecker ... Diätcamp Kind
Ines Götz ... Diätcamp Kind
Alexia Greimel ... Diätcamp Kind
Tobias Kasper ... Diätcamp Kind
Renee Marat ... Diätcamp Kind
Sebastian Mertel ... Diätcamp Kind
Julia Metzner ... Diätcamp Kind
Christoph Miko ... Diätcamp Kind
Katharina Ocenasek ... Diätcamp Kind
Samantha Schulz ... Diätcamp Kind
Simon Vorgatsch ... Diätcamp Kind
Cornelia Winkler ... Diätcamp Kind
Leopold Schiel ... Disco Besitzer
Rainer Luttenberger ... Disco Bursche
Hannes A. Pendl ... Disco Bursche (as Hannes Pendl)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johanna Schmid ... Hanni

Directed by
Ulrich Seidl 
Writing credits
Ulrich Seidl (screenplay) and
Veronika Franz (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael André .... commissioning editor
Philippe Bober .... co-producer
Christine Ruppert .... co-producer
Ulrich Seidl .... producer
Konstantin Seitz .... line producer
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman 
Wolfgang Thaler 
Film Editing by
Christof Schertenleib 
Casting by
Eva Roth 
Production Design by
Andreas Donhauser 
Renate Martin 
Costume Design by
Tanja Hausner 
Production Management
Roland Hablesreiter .... unit manager
Max Linder .... production manager
Thomas Lüdemann .... post-production supervisor
Louis Oellerer .... additional production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Hoesl .... first assistant director
Art Department
Veronika Franz .... artistic collaborator
Sound Department
Ekkehart Baumung .... sound recordist
Erik Mischijew .... dialogue editor
Erik Mischijew .... sound designer
Matz Müller .... sound designer
Editorial Department
George Cragg .... editing assistance: France
Other crew
Konstantin Seitz .... production accountant
Christina Stadler .... production staff
Max Linder .... in memory of

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Also Known As:
"Paradies: Hoffnung" - Austria (original title)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Follows Paradise: Love (2012)See more »
If you're happy and you know itSee more »

3 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Someone did not like my first review., 19 March 2014
Author: petarmatic from Sarajevo B&H

We find out that Anna Maria has a niece and that she is a daughter of the women sex vacationing in Kenya. So trilogy starts to make sense.

Girls in their teens. The fat once. Fighting with pillows and talking about sex. But then the hairy Guy comes to train them and teach them how to try to loose fat. ;) I think that sending girls to the village is an idiotic thing, but girls who escaped, and went to a night club, dancing girls really gives us HOPE! I find this film weaker link of the other two. Especially the second one. Faith. Glaube. So powerful, that this one looks weaker. But it should not be underestimated. It should be watched together with other two. Very powerful trilogy!

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