Paradies

A film by Andrei Konchalovsky.In rus­si­an, ger­man, french and yid­dish with ger­man subtitles

The film is built around the intert­wi­ning desti­nies of three main cha­rac­ters during the Second World War: Russian aristo­crat-emi­grant and mem­ber of the French Resistance Olga (Yuliya Vysotskaya), a French col­la­bo­ra­tor Jules (Philippe Duquesne) and a high-ran­king SS offi­cer Helmut (Christian Clauss).

Olga is arres­ted for hiding Jewish child­ren from the Nazi roun­dups. Her case is over­se­en by Jules. He is inte­res­ted in her and it seems that in exchan­ge for sexu­al rela­ti­ons he is rea­dy to sof­ten the fate of pri­so­ner, but this does not to hap­pen. A chi­me­ric hope of free­dom is repla­ced by cru­el rea­li­ty – Olga lands into a German con­cen­tra­ti­on camp. There she meets Helmut who in the past was hopel­ess­ly in love with her. Strange and pain­ful rela­ti­ons com­mence bet­ween them. The Nazis are alrea­dy clo­se to defeat, and Helmut deci­des to save Olga from the camp and run away with her to South America. Olga, having lost hope of free­dom agrees, but at the last moment rea­li­zes that her idea of para­di­se has changed.[8]

Russland/Deutschland 2016, 130 min., rus­sisch, deut­sche, fran­zö­si­sche, hebäi­sche OmU
Regie: Andrei Konchalovsky
Drehbuch: Andrei Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva.
Darsteller: Julia Vysotskaya, Philippe Duquesne, Christian Clauß, Peter Kurth, Jacob Diehl, George Lenz, Viktor Sukhorukov, Anna-Mariya Danilenko, Anastasiya Serova, Yaroslav Khimchenko, Jean Denis Römer, Caroline Piette