70 min.DK/Documentary

Many refer to Denmark as a 'paradise' on earth. In many international surveys Danes rate as the happiest of people. Journeying through three very different stories we meet a young Danish soldier on his way to Iraq, an Iraqi girl who has been living in a refugee camp in Denmark for six years, and a middle-class couple expecting their first child. We experience that not everyone is allowed to enter or stay in Paradise. The three stories are built into a mosaic of other contemporary lives in Denmark. Faces of loneliness, longing, fear and control meet us.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Paradis
Danish title Paradis
Other titles Paradise
Keywords Denmark, Immigrants, Refugees, Soldiers
Director Jens Loftager, Erlend E. Mo, Sami Saif
Producer Mikael Olsen, Peter Bech
Director of Photography Lars Reinholdt
Editor Jacob Thuesen, Marlene Billie Andreasen
Sound Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments15, Atmo Film
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Technical info color, Dolby SR
Danish festival release 21.08.2008, Magasinet (Odense), Odense Filmfestival 2008
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies Zentropa Entertainments15, Atmo Film


Direction Jens Loftager
Direction Erlend E. Mo
Direction Sami Saif


Producer Mikael Olsen
Producer Peter Bech


Cinematography Lars Reinholdt


Editing Jacob Thuesen
Editing Marlene Billie Andreasen


Sound Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19
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