DVD Release: Paradise (2016)

DVD Release Date: Feb. 13, 2017
Price: DVD $19.42
Studio: Film Movement

The 2016 period war drama Paradise is the latest film by renowned Russian filmmaker director Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train).

Olga (Julia Vysotskaya) is a beautiful Russian countess and member of the French Resistance during the war; Jules (Philippe Duquesne) is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case; and Helmut (Christian Clauss) is a handsome, high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again when she is shipped to a concentration camp.  While they recount their stories, the film drifts between the bloody end of World War II and the gilded, halcyon days when their destinies first crossed.

Paradise premiered at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, where Konchalovsky won the Silver Lion for Best Director and where the film was nominated for a Golden Lion for Best Film. From there, it won awards at the Chicago, Gijon and San Francisco Jewish Film Festivals, in addition to being Russia’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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