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Paradise: Love (2012)

Paradies: Liebe (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 26 April 2013 (USA)
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Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director:

Ulrich Seidl

Writers:

Ulrich Seidl (screenplay), Veronika Franz (screenplay)
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margarete Tiesel ... Teresa (as Margarethe Tiesel)
Peter Kazungu Peter Kazungu ... Munga
Inge Maux Inge Maux ... Freundin von Teresa
Dunja Sowinetz Dunja Sowinetz ... Urlaubsfreundinnen
Helen Brugat Helen Brugat ... Urlaubsfreundinnen
Gabriel Mwarua Gabriel Mwarua ... Gabriel (as Gabriel Nguma Mwaruwa)
Josphat Hamisi Josphat Hamisi ... Josphat
Carlos Mkutano Carlos Mkutano ... Salama (as Carlos Mukutani)
Melanie Lenz ... Tochter Teresa
Maria Hofstätter Maria Hofstätter ... Schwester Teresa
Livingson Nyambu Livingson Nyambu ... Tourguide
Tobias Kasiwa Tobias Kasiwa ... Animateur
Leonora Migide Leonora Migide ... Schwester Munga
Anderson Mutisya Anderson Mutisya ... Stripper
Francis Aluoch Francis Aluoch ... Room Boy
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Storyline

On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one beach boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. Written by Strand Releasing

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Drama

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Country:

Austria | Germany | France

Language:

German | English | Swahili

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paraíso: Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,014, 28 April 2013

Gross USA:

$24,267

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,709,036
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A tale of finding love
27 December 2013 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

The first movie of the 'Paradise' trilogy. All the three stories happen in the same time in different locations with different themes. But the protagonists from all the three were a family like two sisters and a daughter. So this movie which unfolds the story of 'Love' of a woman who is mother to a 13 year old. And her journey afar seeking men who make love. Kinda never heard about men called 'sugar mamas' so for me this movie was totally afresh.

It chronicles the story of a 50 year old Austrian women Teresa who travels to Kenya seeking sexual pleasure. As she arrived her destination to a seaside resort she begin to explore like what most of the European women come there to seek. She finds her man but as they all are prostitute do they find her an attractive as she's a fat woman from the north. She tumble into a confusion state but sooner she things she got her perfect one. Does it long lost or she slip it away as usual for her typical reasons is the remaining.

The movie had a strong nude scene all over but not sexual intercourse like reality. If there are no beautiful young women and men that mean it is not belong to an adult movie. Sex is still a sex with any age men and women so I consider it is an adult movie which suits only for selected audience to view. When it comes to the story it was completely different than most of the movie that belongs to male prostitution theme. Much appreciable for the director for his unique approach to tell on the social issues.


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