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Paradise (1986)

Paradies (original title)
Viktor and Angelika are a straight couple. He is a professor of veterinary science and she has studied arts history. Both are more interested in their hobbies and professions than into each... See full summary »

Director:

Doris Dörrie

Writer:

Doris Dörrie
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heiner Lauterbach ... Viktor
Katharina Thalbach ... Lotte
Sunnyi Melles ... Angelika
Hanne Wieder Hanne Wieder ... Ruth
Ernst-Erich Buder Ernst-Erich Buder ... Freier (Wooer)
Brigitte Janner Brigitte Janner ... Detektivin (Detective)
Ulrike Kriener Ulrike Kriener ... Hure (Hooker)
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Verkaeuferin (Seller)
Michael Klemm Michael Klemm ... Museumswaerter (Museum Attendent)
Danny Krausz ... 1. Zuhaelter (Pimp #1)
Gerd Huber Gerd Huber ... Kartenverkaeufer (Ticketseller)
Werner-Albert Püthe Werner-Albert Püthe ... Bankangestellter (Bank Employee) (as Werner A. Püthe)
Werner Vogel Werner Vogel ... Taxifahrer (Cabdriver)
Jens Mordass Jens Mordass ... 2. Zuhaelter (Pimp #2)
Barbara Winter Barbara Winter ... Krankenschwester (Nurse)
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Storyline

Viktor and Angelika are a straight couple. He is a professor of veterinary science and she has studied arts history. Both are more interested in their hobbies and professions than into each other. Additionally Viktor is not really interested in satisfying his wife anymore. Their in a way upright relationship changes dramatically when Viktor gets to know Lotte, a fomer school friend of Angelika. Back in school Lotte would have done everything for Angelika... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 October 1986 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Too Far To Go
(Johnston/Zahler)
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what´s there to laugh about
19 September 2002 | by walesgvdhSee all my reviews

If you have seen Männer (1985), you might wonder which side Doris is exploring here. Compared to, e.g. Something Wild and Blue Velvet (both 1986), I think she wasn´t the only one who tried to come to terms with (self)destructive passion on film. But the scene I definitively like best, is the one where Lotte and Angie really hate eachother, when (near the end of the movie) Angelika visits Lotte, just escaped from the hospital, in her room, the room where Viktor is driving himself insane (because he cannot decide, choose, nor see clear why he got himself in this situation). Here, Katharina Thalbach is at her best, reminiscant of her performance in Der Blechtrommel (1979, I was about 12 then, and was quite shocked by her luscious presence). Unfortunately, I must say, this film just doesn´t deserve a 7, a 6 at most. The characters just refuse to come to life and their choices seem too random to express any real passion. Maybe because I travelled a road not too far from the picture drawn, or at least think I have a right to judge (with about 1500 movies in the back of my head). A good picture of Doris her development, but other moviemakers also deserve your attention (e.g. Pia Frankenberg, Brennende Betten - 1988).


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