The Paradise Suite is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other's lives irreversibly. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, her journey to Amsterdam turns out to be the opposite of what she hoped for. Her grueling captivity forces the angelic African, Yaya, to fight for her freedom - a dangerous fight in which he loses everything but his beloved faith. The Serbian war criminal Ivica, who has just become a father, is painfully confronted with the fact that crimes will never go unpunished. Bosnian Seka has nothing left to live for except her vengeance but as it turns out, it's that same vengeance that brings love back in her life. And when the Swedish piano-wonder boy, Lukas, runs away from his new temporary home, his father Stig finally realizes that their mutual passion for music damages their relationship.
It was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »
If I were to see this one by myself I would have left the theater on many occasions
Well, it's not all bad but it's flawed from start to finish. Inconsistency and mediocrity is what bothers me the most. It lacks credibility also, for bad acting. The main characters were ok-ish, especially the kid, who I have to say, was in a league of his own, his drama had nothing to do with the rest of the film and can be judged as separate story, which I enjoyed. But the rest is like bad uninspired TV series, which you would enjoy only in the context of seeing how dreadful it can get. So, I would recommend this only as an experiment, if you are curious about dutch film making, or something... if not, avoid this one, or get ready to make fun of its mediocrity to help you get to the end.
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