• Paradise: Faith (2012)

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Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
A devout woman's (Maria Hofstätter) faith holds that she bow to the demands of her partially paralyzed, tyrannical husband (Nabil Saleh).

Cast: Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh, Natalijah Baranova, Rene Rupnik, Dieter Masur, Trude Masur

Director: Ulrich Seidl

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tatfilm, Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH, Société Parisienne de Production

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  • Although there are several stretches in the movie in which Seidl seems to be repeating himself, the director is carefully building toward a knock-out final scene in which the inscrutable, often annoying Anna becomes beautifully, poignantly human in front of our eyes, like magic. show more

  • Now, here’s the trilogy’s second installment, in which the jolly Austrian makes it clear that women of a certain age do not have his permission to overdo it with religion, either. show more

  • Crazy, violent and shocking events go down in Paradise: Faith — events that will startle the devout and non-believers alike — but Austrian director Ulrich Seidl depicts them all with same sort of monotone detachment he uses in the film's more mundane moments. show more

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