Plot & Details
The third & final 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.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 100min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/06/2013
- DVD Release Date: 01/14/2014
- Distributor(s): Strand Releasing
- Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
- Starring: Viviane Bartsch , Melanie Lenz , Joseph Lorenz , Michael Thomas , Vivian Bartisch
- Themes: Unrequited Love
- Keywords: camp, crush, doctor, overweight, teenagers
- Language: German