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Paradiso - Seven Days With Seven Women (Paradiso - Sieben Tage mit sieben Frauen)

Paradiso - Seven Days With Seven Women
Scene from "Paradiso"

A composer celebrates his 60th birthday in seven days with seven of the most important women in his life.

Rudolf Thome was born in Wallau/Lahn in 1939 and studied German, Philosophy and History in Munich and Bonn. He began writing film reviews in 1962 for various newspapers and magazines. In 1964, he collaborated with Max Zihlmann and Klaus Lemke on his first short film, DIE VERSÖHNUNG. He then became managing director of the Munich Film Critics' Club in 1965 and founded his own production company, Moana-Film, in 1977. He received the 2nd place Guild Award in the category Best German Film for BERLIN CHAMISSOPLATZ in 1981, and the International Film Critics' Award in Montreal in 1989 for his film THE PHILOSOPHER. His film PARADISO (1999) won a Silver Bear at Berlin in 2000. His other films include: STELLA (1966), RED SUN (ROTE SONNE, 1969), SUPERGIRL (1971), MADE IN GERMANY AND USA (1974), LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (LIEBE AUF DEN ERSTEN BLICK, 1991), DAS GEHEIMNIS (1995), JUST MARRIED (1998), VENUS TALKING (2001), RED AND BLUE (ROT UND BLAU, 2002), WOMAN DRIVING, MAN SLEEPING (FRAU FÄHRT, MAN SCHLÄFT, 2003), YOU TOLD ME YOU LOVE ME (DU HAST GESAGT, DASS DU MICH LIEBST, 2005), SMOKE SIGNS (RAUCHZEICHEN, 2006), THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE (DAS SICHTBARE UND DAS UNSICHTBARE, 2007), PINK (2008), and THE RED ROOM (DAS ROTE ZIMMER, 2010).
Category Feature
Director Rudolf Thome
Screenplay Rudolf Thome
Cinematography Reinhold Vorschneider
Karin Nowarra
Wolfgang Boehmer
Animation STUDIOCANAL/Berlin
Cast Joya Thome, Nicolai Thome, Valeska Hanel, Amelie zur Muehlen, Isabel Hindersin, Khyana el Bitar, Sabine Bach, Adriana Altaras, Cora Frost, Marquard Bohm, Guntram Brattia, Hanns Zischler, Irm Hermann
Producer David Fermer
Production Company Moana-Film/Berlin, in co-production with Degeto Film
Length 102 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Sound Technology Mono, Dolby
Festivals Berlin 2000 (In Competition), Montreal 2000, Sao Paulo 2000
Awards Silver Bear Berlin 2000
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin