Paradise: Hope (2013)

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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Domestic (1.5%)
International (98.5%)
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorStrand Releasing
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Domestic Opening$2,664
Earliest Release DateMarch 15, 2013 (Austria)
Running Time1 hr 32 min


AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
DomesticDec 6, 2013$2,664$6,701

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
GermanyMay 16, 2013$47,560$189,781
AustriaMar 15, 2013$26,874$168,059
SpainAug 30, 2013$12,266$44,863
BelgiumMay 1, 2013$1,785$8,636
NorwayApr 19, 2013$6,034$6,034
United KingdomAug 2, 2013$3,816$3,816
BulgariaJun 20, 2014$3,085

Asia Pacific

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
Russia/CISAug 15, 2013$5,810$26,157