Paradise

Drama
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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French
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As the first Franco-Polynesian director ever Paul Aivanaa Manaté has made film history and even seucred Sebastian Urzendowsky for the lead role for this magical, mystical story. Teivi (Sebastian Urzendowsky), is a young assistant to parliamentarian Gilot (Patrick Descamps). Teivi enjoys what are at times immoral perks of his job. But an encounter with Yasmina (Blanche-Neige Huri), his distant Maori cousin who is said to have magical powers, changes him. Plagued by hallucinatory unease and embroiled in a case of real estate corruption, Teivi loses his footing and seeks out Yasmina's help. "Paradise successfully combines social realism and dreamlike mysticism." (cineuropa.org)