18 certificateParadise: Faith is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Paradise: Faith is a 3 star programme

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Paradise: Faith (2012)

Directed by
Ulrich Seidl

Austrian writer-director Ulrich Seidl turns his attentions to religion for the second of his trio of disconcerting movies. The central female figure this time is the sister of Teresa, the main protagonist and sex tourist from Paradise: Love. In contrast to her sibling's more earthly pursuits, the paradise Anna Maria seeks is a wholly Catholic Austria; and so she embarks upon door-to-door missionary excursions in Vienna when she's not working as a radiographer. But there's a darker side to Anna Maria and her devotion to Jesus: she's shown to bloodily scourge herself in front of an image of Christ and seek other forms of penance. And then there's her husband: Nabil. He turns up suddenly, halfway through the movie. He's Egyptian, paraplegic and Muslim, and it's clear they haven't seen each other for quite a while, and that Anna Maria has changed radically since they were last together - Nabil simply can't fathom her shift to fundamentalism.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: Austria/Germany/France

Filmed in Colour

When is Paradise: Faith next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 February 7th, 1:20am and on Film4 Plus 1 February 7th, 2:20am. See more...


Maria Hofstätter...Anna Maria
Nabil Saleh...Nabil
Natalya Baranova...Natalya
Rene Rupnik...Herr Rupnik
Daniel Hoesl...Messdiener
Barbara Lehner...Gebetsschwester
Dieter Masur
Trude Masur
Martina Spitzer...Gebetsgruppenleiterin