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Flammen im Paradies (1997)

On her honeymoon on a ship the daughter of a rich plant owner realizes that she's not happy with her marriage. She meets a poor woman on the way to meet her future husband, a missionary in ... See full summary »

Director:

Markus Imhoof

Writers:

Jacques Akchoti (collaboration), Markus Imhoof | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Élodie Bouchez ... Juliette / Georgette
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Gustave Walser
Bruno Todeschini ... Philipp Braun
Swetlana Schönfeld Swetlana Schönfeld ... Olga Oppliger
Heinz Bühlmann Heinz Bühlmann ... Robert Oppliger
Sylvie Testud ... Esther
Geeta Naïr Geeta Naïr ... Hosannah
Mammukoya ... Joseph (as Mamu Koya)
Lydia Schönfeld Lydia Schönfeld ... Clara Oppliger
Manikantan Manikantan ... Apu
Lauren Walker Lauren Walker ... La femme du colonel
Jeff Downer Jeff Downer ... Le colonel
Tom Alter ... Le steward
Salu Koottanad Salu Koottanad ... Chandru
R. Pavithran R. Pavithran ... L'orfèvre
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On her honeymoon on a ship the daughter of a rich plant owner realizes that she's not happy with her marriage. She meets a poor woman on the way to meet her future husband, a missionary in India. The women decide to swap roles... Written by Michel Hafner <mhafner@imdb.com>

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Pour Juliette, la liberté est dans le destin d'une autre...

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Drama

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Perhaps Imhoof's most personal film
20 October 2019 | by anagram14See all my reviews

An improbable but gorgeous melodrama that asks all the right questions about inequality, religion and love. The movie is set in a 19th century Swiss mission in India, reflecting the director's family history: his grandparents were missionaries. As is common with family histories, it provides no answers. But don't be deceived by the Victorian costumes and the beautiful pictures: the questions Imhoof asks are timeless and remain relevant - wherever you live. This film deserves to be more widely known.


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Country:

Switzerland | France | Germany

Language:

Swiss German | French | Malayalam

Release Date:

10 December 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire in Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Shoranur, Kerala, India See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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