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

Paradise: Love is a 4 star programme

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Paradise: Love (2012)

Directed by
Ulrich Seidl

Controversial Austrian writer-director Ulrich Seidl opens his disconcerting trio of 'Paradise:...' movies with this unsparing, sexually explicit drama about sex tourism. Middle-aged Teresa is a single mum who has a teenage daughter and works with people with mental disabilities. Intent on briefly escaping life's pressures, she packs her daughter off to summer camp and boards a plane for a holiday in Kenya. Once beside the azure Indian Ocean, Teresa joins other European women at the resort in falling in to a series of ultimately money-based liaisons with the much younger, leaner men who loiter just beyond her hotel's rigidly demarcated boundaries. As well as unflinchingly portraying their sexual encounters, Seidl also probes how the unsettling, and often humiliating, exploitation affects both the African men and their European 'sugar mamas'. In German, English and Swahili, with English subtitles.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: Austria/Germany/France

Filmed in Colour

When is Paradise: Love next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 February 1st, 12:55am and on Film4 Plus 1 February 1st, 1:55am. See more...


Margarete Tiesel...Teresa
Peter Kazungu...Munga
Inge Maux...Freundin von Teresa
Dunja Sowinetz...Urlaubsfreundinnen
Helen Brugat...Urlaubsfreundinnen
Gabriel Mwarua...Gabriel
Josphat Hamisi...Josphat
Carlos Mkutano...Salama
Melanie Lenz...Tochter Teresa
Maria Hofstätter...Schwester Teresa
Livingson Nyambu...Tourguide
Tobias Kasiwa...Animateur
Leonora Migide...Schwester Munga
Anderson Mutisya...Stripper
Francis Aluoch...Room Boy