Paradise [DVD] / Film Movement ; Arri Media International ; Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation ; Russia 1 TV Channel.

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      Music, Sergei Shustitsky ; editors, Ekaterina Vesheva & Sergei Taraskin ; director of photography, Alexander Simonov ; director, Andrei Konchalovsky ; writers, Andrei Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva ; producers, Andrei Konchalovsky and Florian Deyle.
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      Content advice: Not recommended for ages under 17 without parental permission. RB Media
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      Summary: Three individuals, Olga, Jules and Helmut, cross paths amidst the devastation of war. Olga, a Russian aristocratic immigrant and member of the French Resistance, is arrested for hiding Jewish children. She is sent to jail where she meets Jules, a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case. Jules grows fond of Olga and offers to go light on her punishment in exchange for sexual favors. Although Olga agrees, and will do whatever it takes to avoid harsh persecution, her hope for freedom fades when events take an unexpected turn. Shipped to a concentration camp, Olga is forced into a life of hell. To her surprise, she meets high-ranking German SS officer Helmut, who once fell madly in love with her and still harbors feelings. They re-kindle their old flame and embark on a twisted and destructive relationship. Helmut resolves to rescue Olga and offers her an escape that she no longer thought possible. Yet as time passes, and Nazi defeat looms, Olga's notion of paradise is irrevocably changed.
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      Cast: Julia Vysotskaya, Christian Clauss, Philippe Duquesne, Vladimir Sukhorukov, Peter Kurth, Jacob Diehl, Vera Voronkova.
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      Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
      Includes 23 minute bonus short film Red snow (Roter Schnee), directed by Luka Popadic; enhanced for widescreen TV (16x9).
      Not rated by the MPAA.
      DVD, region 1, full screen (1:33:1) ; 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 stereo.
      In Russian, German, French and Yiddish with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
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      Red snow.
      Roter Schnee.
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