Paradise: Hope Poster

Release Date: 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
A chubby, virginal teen (Melanie Lenz) at a weight-loss camp develops a crush on her doctor (Joseph Lorenz) and becomes determined to seduce him.

Cast: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Viviane Bartsch, Johanna Schmid

Director: Ulrich Seidl

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH

Ratings & Reviews

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  • When Melanie falls under the spell of a silver-haired pedophile as tall and trim as a Marine (Joseph Lorenz), the film gets set on its rocky path to a conclusion that fulfills the film's title and rounds out the "Paradise" series quite beautifully — if you're not afraid to look. show more

  • Paradise: Hope plays better if you’ve seen the previous two movies, so you can savor the reach and scope of Seidl’s trilogy. But the film stands alone as a tender portrait of adolescence at its most vulnerable and how we manage to survive it, even when surrounded by predators and wolves. show more

  • There’s uncustomary warmth here and a sensitivity to the characters’ vulnerabilities that often is missing from this director’s work. show more

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