Paradise: Love
Paradise: Love

Paradise: Love

Director Ulrich Seidl

Production year 2012

Length 120min.

Country Austria/Germany/France


The film tells the story of a 50-year-old woman who travels to Kenya as a sex tourist. It is the first installment in Seidl's Paradise trilogy, a project first conceived as one film with three parallel stories.



Ulrich Seidl
Ulrich Seidl



Michael Andre, Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert, Ulrich Seidl, Konstantin Seitz


Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz

Director of Photography

Edward Lachman, Wolfgang Thaler

Production designer

Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin

Music by

Martin Kreiner


Ekkehart Baumung


Christof Schertenleib


Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Production company(ies)

Ulrich Seidl Film Production, Société Parisienne de Production, Tatfilm

Ulrich Seidl

Born 1952, Vienna, Austria. Ulrich Seidl is the director of numerous award-winning documentaries such as Jesus, You Know, Models and Animal Love. His work methods include achieving the greatest possible authenticity and showing people in the most solitary and personal moments- has aroused intense debate. His first fiction feature Dog Days won the Grand Jury Special Prize at the 2001 Venice IFF. Seidl’s second feature film Import/Export has been sold to 20 countries. The film has won three prizes (Bangkok, Golden Apricot, Yerevan and Palic Tower (for the best acting ensemble Palic (Serbien). The film has been invited to about 80 festivals so far including Munich, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem, Sarajevo, Toronto, London, Copenhagen, Sao Paolo and Seoul. Two retrospective screenings (in La Rochelle and Sarajevo) have shown Ulrich Seidl’s previous work, with two further retrospectives in Belgium and Sweden. Seidl’s 2012 film Paradise: Love competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes IFF.


One Forty (1980, doc., short), The Prom (1982), Look 84 (1984), Good News: von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden undanderen Wienern (1990, doc.), Loss Is to Be Expected (1992, doc.), The Last Real Men (1994, doc.), Animal Love (1995), Bilder einer Ausstelung (1996, TV doc.), The Bosom Frined (1997, TV doc.), Fun without Limits (1998, doc.), Models (1999), Dog Days (2001), State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters (2001, doc.), Jesus, You Know (2003, doc.), Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (2006, doc.), Import/Export (2007), Paradise: Love (2012), Paradise: Faith (2012), Paradise: Hope (2013).

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