Paradies: Liebe

Austria, Germany, France


PARADISE: LOVE, the first film of the PARADISE trilogy takes place on Kenya’s beaches. Known there as “sugar mamas”, European women seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this vacation paradise. PARADISE: LOVE tells of older women and young men, of Europe and Africa, and of the exploited, who end up exploiting others.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ulrich Seidl

Written by: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz

Produced by: Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert

Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachmann

Editing: Christoph Schertenleib

Production Design: Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser

Cast: Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Margarethe Tiesel

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2012
  • Feature Film Selection 2012