• Released
  • July 5, 2013
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • Drama
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Paradise: Faith Synopsis
A devout woman's faith holds that she bow to her now-paralyzed, tyrannical husband's wishes.
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83

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
For all its abrasiveness, the film is also capable of real tenderness.
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80

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Laying bare his characters, Seidl uncovers the doubt beneath the armour of religious belief.
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80

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Though we're never allowed a close-up, Hofstätter's performance comes off as an unselfconscious tour de force, painfully real and...
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80

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
The constant juxtaposition of scenes showing the dark and light aspects of the characters endows the pic with a juicy moral complexity that...
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75

RogerEbert.com

Crazy, violent and shocking events go down in Paradise: Faith — events that will startle the devout and non-believers alike — but Austrian...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Although there are several stretches in the movie in which Seidl seems to be repeating himself, the director is carefully building toward a...
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70

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Seidl could not be clearer in his associations between religion and sex, but in Paradise: Faith, he’s slightly less successful in mining...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
There are plenty of Seidl's signature grotesques, extended uncomfortable scenes and hardcore imagery owing something to Lucian Freud and...
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60

Empire

Part two of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy is a stark, morally complex study of blind belief, lightened by black laughs and Seidl’s...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
It’s hard to say if Faith works better as part of a whole instead of a triptych’s single panel until the trilogy is complete, but the...
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