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Paradies: Glaube (2012)

Unrated | | Drama | 21 March 2013 (Germany)
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A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith.

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Ulrich Seidl

Writers:

Ulrich Seidl (screenplay), Veronika Franz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Hofstätter Maria Hofstätter ... Anna Maria
Nabil Saleh Nabil Saleh ... Nabil
Rene Rupnik ... Herr Rupnik (as René Rupnik)
Natalya Baranova Natalya Baranova ... Betrunkene Russin (as Natalija Baranova)
Trude Masur Trude Masur ... Ehepaar
Dieter Masur Dieter Masur ... Ehepaar
Michaela Hurdes-Galli Michaela Hurdes-Galli ... Frau mit Katze / Legio Herz Jesu
Gulcan Jafarova Gulcan Jafarova ... Familie
Sevinc Jafarova Sevinc Jafarova ... Familie
Rafael Asadov Rafael Asadov ... Familie
Miriam Asadov Miriam Asadov ... Familie
Jafaraw Rafail Jafaraw Rafail ... Familie
Kenan Rafail Kenan Rafail ... Familie
Martina Spitzer Martina Spitzer ... Legio Herz Jesu
Heinrich Herki Heinrich Herki ... Legio Herz Jesu
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Storyline

Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence, her life is turned upside down. Written by Anonymous

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Austria | Germany | France

Language:

German | Arabic

Release Date:

21 March 2013 (Germany) See more »

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Paradis: Tro See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$828, 13 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,959, 15 September 2013
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1.85 : 1
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Anna Maria: The mother of God has come to visit you today.
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A tale of finding faith
27 December 2013 | by Reno RanganSee all my reviews

The second movie of the 'Paradise' trilogy which sets in the summer holiday. Like I said in my previous review all the three stories happen in the same timeline in different locations with different themes and people. This movie which unfolds the story of 'Faith' of a woman in her 50s. And her devotion and affection towards Christ. Be ready to to see drama on a serious subject within a few dark humorous.

Anna Maria is a nurse in a private hospital. In her summer vacation she begins to do a missionary work as spreading the religious awareness to the people of Austria. Some of her friends' support it by joining the prayer she orange in her home and sometime she goes door to door to every house in her neighborhood. As planned the expedition runs smoothly until her long gone husband return home which shook her. Her real faithful will be tested when he begins to interfere into her work.

It was quite a nice second movie of the trilogy. It mainly speaks about the honest dedication of a religious stuffs. Sometime clash between another religious showed in the movie was very much true. The director's approach in this second movie was very much artistic. But in scenes where he showed about sex hunger like outdoor orgy and masturbation were totally not understandable. You know, unlike the first movie 'Paradise: Love' I thought it will be exactly opposite and a pure spiritual content story. The director had a different opinion in his mind and mixed with multiple sub-contents. In the end, the ends of both the movies were not much distinct but the audience will be divided especially adult and spiritual theme fans.

7.5/10


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