Paradise: Hope

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2013
  • Running time: 92 min
The third installment in Ulrich Seidl’s PARADISE trilogy, PARADISE: HOPE tells the story of overweight 13-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya (PARADISE: LOVE) and her aunt (PARADISE: FAITH) does missionary work,... read more
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The third installment in Ulrich Seidl’s PARADISE trilogy, PARADISE: HOPE tells the story of overweight 13-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya (PARADISE: LOVE) and her aunt (PARADISE: FAITH) does missionary work, Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight teenagers. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor 40 years her senior. As the doctor struggles with the guilty nature of his desire, Melanie had imagined her paradise differently.

Original Release

02/22/2013

Cast

Melanie Lenz Melanie
Verena Lehbauer Verena
Joseph Lorenz Arzt
Michael Thomas Sporttrainer
Viviane Bartsch Ernährungsberaterin (as Vivian Bartsch)
Rainer Luttenberger Disco Bursche
Johanna Schmid Hanni
Maria Hofstätter Tante Melanie
Arabel Aigner Diätcamp Kind
Vanessa Ecker Diätcamp Kind
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ulrich Seidl

Writers

Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz

Cast

Melanie Lenz Melanie
Verena Lehbauer Verena
Joseph Lorenz Arzt
Michael Thomas Sporttrainer
Viviane Bartsch Ernährungsberaterin (as Vivian Bartsch)
Rainer Luttenberger Disco Bursche
Johanna Schmid Hanni
Maria Hofstätter Tante Melanie
Arabel Aigner Diätcamp Kind
Vanessa Ecker Diätcamp Kind
Ines Götz Diätcamp Kind
Alexia Greimel Diätcamp Kind
Tobias Kasper Diätcamp Kind
Renee Marat Diätcamp Kind
Sebastian Mertel Diätcamp Kind
Julia Metzner Diätcamp Kind
Christoph Miko Diätcamp Kind
Katharina Ocenasek Diätcamp Kind
Samantha Schulz Diätcamp Kind
Simon Vorgatsch Diätcamp Kind

Producers

Editors

Christof Schertenleib

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