Paradise (2009)

Paradise

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A former television anchorwoman and an inexperienced fisherman struggle for power after becoming stranded together on what appears to be an uninhabited island in director Toru Kamei's lusty tale of desert island desperation. Erika was a celebrated television news personality before she decided to return to her small hometown and campaign for a seat in the national party, and Yohei was just a meager fisherman who had not yet become one with the sea. Now, despite the fact that they couldn't be … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2008
Runtime:
Post Factory Films

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Critic Reviews for Paradise

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Steadily maintaining momentum and a meditative mood without narration or editorialization is itself a feat, but more vitally, Paradise appreciates and shares the curious mysteries in the seemingly banal.

Full Review… | September 23, 2009
Village Voice
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The peripatetic life of filmmaker Michael Almereyda is captured in glorious fragments forming a breathtaking whole in his new video feature, Paradise.

Full Review… | November 24, 2008
Variety
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It wouldn't be a stretch to compare Paradise to Alphaville, what with its imagining of the modern as otherworldly, or to imagine it as a capsule made by an outer-space explorer who visits Earth and finds layers of mystery in the mundane.

Full Review… | September 23, 2009
Slant Magazine

Long afterwards, Almereyda's images will haunt your perceptions of everyday life, let alone make you squirm at anyone else's vacation movies in comparison.

Full Review… | February 21, 2009
Film-Forward.com

Full Review… | May 20, 2010
ViewLondon

Full Review… | September 23, 2009
Daily Telegraph

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