PARADISE tells the story of three individuals and their fateful decisions forced by a totality of conviction. While listening to their recounts, we are taken back to the final days of World War II and the days their destiny crossed paths: Olga (Julia Vysotskaya), a beautiful aristocratic Russian émigré and member of the French resistance, Jules (Philippe Duquesne), a corrupt French police collaborator and Helmut (Christian Clauss), a naïve but high-ranking German SS-officer.

  • Director

    Andrei Konchalovsky

  • Version

    German, Russian, French (OV)
    with English, Italian subtitles

  • Produced by

    Andrei Konchalovsky
    (Andrei Konchalovsky Studios)

  • Cast

    Julia Vysotskaya, Christian Clauss, Philippe Duquesne, Peter Kurth

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  • Running Time

    131 min.

  • Release

    Alpenrepublik Filmverleih
    January 19, 2017

  • Festivals

    Venice Film Festival 2016 - International Competition - World premiere; Festival do Rio 2016, Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2016, Haifa Int’l Film Festival 2016, Mumbai Film Festival 2016; Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival 2017; Dublin Int’l Film Festival 2017; Glasgow Film Festival 2017 | 52nd International Film Festival of India (Goa)

  • Awards

    Venice Film Festival 2016: Silver Lion - Best Director | UNICEF Award - Venezia 2016, Soundtrack Stars Award 2016, Padre Nazareno Taddei Prize 2016 ‚Premio Bisato for Julia Vysotskaja | Chicago Film Festival 2016 - Founder | Award | Hof International Film Festival 2016 - Award for Best Costume Design - Award for Best Setting | Haifa International Film Festival (HIFF) 2016 - Cinematic Excellence Award | Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón 2016 – Best Actress (Julia Vysotskaya) - Best Director of Photography -Young Jury Award for Best Feature Film (formed by young people aged 17 to 25) | Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2016 - Silver Astor for Best Screenplay | Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2016 - The Schoumann Award for Jewish Cinema | Russian Film Critic | Award ‚The White Elephant‚ 2017 - Best Film - Best Director - Best Cinematography | The Golden Eagle Awards 2017 - Best Film - Best Director - Best Actress (Julia Vysotskaya) | 30th NIKA Award (Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science) 2017 - Best Film - Best Director - Best Leading Role ((Julia Vysotskaya) | shortlisted for FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR 2017

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  • Status


credits not contractual