The final part of Ulrich Seidl’s compelling Paradise trilogy ends on a surprisingly tender note, while retaining the same languid approach and striking aesthetic as in the first two films. This last instalment of the trilogy tells the story of Melanie, an overweight 13-year-old, and her first love. While her mother, Teresa, travels to Kenya, and her aunt does missionary work for Jesus Christ, the teenager spends her summer vacation with other adolescents in a strictly run diet camp in the Austrian countryside, where she falls in love with the camp director, a doctor forty years her senior. The doctor struggles against the guilt of this love, aware of its impossibility. Melanie had imagined her paradise differently.
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