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Paradies: Liebe (2012)

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)
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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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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:

€3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,014, 28 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,808, 23 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Loved it!
2 January 2014 | by petarmaticSee all my reviews

Finally some meaningful film on the repertoire! I loved it although I found it a little bit slow, but I still gave it 7 out of 10. Life in reality is slow, so it is natural.

So is sex. Natural! That is showing in this film. Everyone needs sex and love! So do fat Austrian women. In Austria they probably would not get any, so they have to travel to Kenya. Kenyan are so poor that it is a way to make some money. It is business! Sex tourism! There is so much of it today all over the world. Sad and funny and heartwarming at the same time.

If you want a little bit break from Hollywood, please watch this.


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