Paradise: Hope

The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('Paradise: Love') and her aunt does missionary work ('Paradise: Faith'), Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight adolescents. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor forty years her senior. As the doctor struggles with the guilty nature of his desire, Melanie had imagined her paradise differently.


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1 theaters
Release DateDec 6, 2013 - Jan 9, 2014
Running Time1 hr 32 min
In Release391 days/55 weeks
Widest Release3 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 6-876$2,664-1-$2,664$2,6641
Dec 13-1585$679-74.5%3+2$226$4,1472
Jan 3-577$841-3-$280$5,9425