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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)
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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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An Austrian woman on holiday in Kenya, is convinced by a fellow country woman to seduce a local boys for the fun of it as they are tasty as an exotic fruit. The hesitant woman eventually gives in and she has a taste of young love. Unaware or perhaps out of naivety that for the local boys, older European women are a good way to supplement their income she spends a bit of time under the illusion that she is loved by an attractive young man. When reality hits, it hurts and this frustrated woman turns her quest from looking for a bit of fun to an odyssey of self-confirmation.

Simple, effective and nicely made this is a beautifully visual thesis on holiday romance.


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