• Paradies: Hoffnung


PARADISE: Hope, the third film in the PARADISE Trilogy, tells the story of Melanie, an overweight 13-year-old-girl, and her first love. While her mother, Teresa, travels to Kenya (PARADISE: Love), and her aunt (PARADISE: Faith) does missionary work for Jesus Christ, the teenager spends her summer vacation with other adolescents in a strict diet camp in the Austrian countryside. Between sports activities and nutritional counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarettes, she falls in love with the camp director, a doctor 40 years older than herself. The doctor fights against the guilt of this love, knowing it is impossible. But Melanie has imagined her paradise differently.