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Paradise Found (2003)

A successful 19th century French stockbroker (Sutherland) leaves his profession to become an artist in Paris.

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Mario Andreacchio

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Mario Andreacchio (story), John Goldsmith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Paul Gauguin
Nastassja Kinski ... Mette Gauguin
Alun Armstrong ... Camille Pissaro
Thomas Heinze ... Schuff
Chris Haywood ... Charles Arnaud
Nicholas Hope ... Maurrin
Marco Andreacchio Marco Andreacchio ... Juggler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karel Belohradský Karel Belohradský
Jana Bittnerova Jana Bittnerova ... Suzanne
Sarah Lina Brown Sarah Lina Brown ... Tehura
Jan Chromec Jan Chromec ... Emile
Mick Corrigan Mick Corrigan
Hana Dodlova Hana Dodlova
Hana Dohlova Hana Dohlova ... Society Woman
Sam Elia Sam Elia
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Storyline

Paris, 1880. Paul Gauguin is a successful financier. He lives in Paris with his wife Mette and their four children. But when his passion for painting becomes a mission to revolutionize art, Gauguin must unleash the savage within himself. To do so he gives up his job and comfortable lifestyle, leading his family into a downward spiral of poverty and travels to Tahiti. His voyages take him even further from his beloved family and teach him the true meaning of the word sacrifice. What price must he pay in order to pursue his dream? Written by Aline

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Revolution. At what price? See more »

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Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Meglelt éden See more »

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Budget:

AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kiefer Sutherland's father, Donald Sutherland, also portrayed the artist Paul Gauguin in the film Oviri (1986). See more »

Quotes

Paul Gauguin: I have some advice of my own: you'd best mind your own fucking business.
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"Paradise Found" is lost
7 July 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Paradise Found" attempts to tell the story of Paul Gauguin (Sutherland) and flops. The film neither works as a biopic or a drama treating the subject only superficially, leaving gaping holes where important events belong, showing generally lackluster direction, and apparently fraught with low budgetness. Those interested in the life of Gauguin can learn more in a few minutes on the internet and those interested in a drama can easily dredge up something better on broadcast. Nonetheless, "Paradise Found" may have some value for Sutherland or Kinski fans or others who happen to surf it on broadcast as did I. (C)


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