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Paradise Found (2003)

Kiefer Sutherland , Nastassja Kinski , Mario Andreacchio  |  R |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Alun Armstrong, Thomas Heinze, Chris Haywood
  • Directors: Mario Andreacchio
  • Writers: Mario Andreacchio, John Goldsmith
  • Producers: Alain Bordiec, Andrew Somper, Artemio Benki, Chris Chrisafis, Frank Hübner
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LC3IA6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,795 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Paradise Found" on IMDb

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Kiefer Sutherland ("24") and Nastassja Kinski star in this stirring, gorgeous, epic film about the renowned painter Paul Gauguin. Dissatisfied with his work as a highly successful stockbroker in Paris, Gauguin gives up his lucrative job to further his self-taught painting skills. But as his dreams to revolutionize the art world lead him and his family into a downward spiral of financial ruin, Gauguin discovers that he must travel to a new, strange world in the South Seas to rekindle the passion to create his masterpieces.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaugain June 29, 2008
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What can I say? Keifer did a great job portraying Paul Gaugain. If you are an artist you'll love it. If not you'll probably walk away not getting it. Great movie to learn more about the artist!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Bio-Pic About A Great Artist August 9, 2007
I am a big fan of Kiefer and I always wonder why he's in (usually) crappy movies. This is a nice change of pace for him since his character doesn't carry a gun or work for the government. Everything is well done in this move, the settings are great and the acting is done well. It would have been nice to have some extras on this DVD, but I guess somebody was too cheap for that. Oh well. Still a good movie.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Moderate Paradise Found May 7, 2007
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Led by an excellent performance by Nastassja Kinski and a usual performance by Keifer Sutherland, Paradise Found is the story of Paul Gauguin, a stockbroker that became what we now know as a celebrated impressionist artist.

The movie moves between episodes of his well-to-do family life as a stockbroker, as a starving artist seperated from his wife and childern and as a crazed White artist on a South Seas island with his native girl lover. It's these South Seas scenes that are the most annoying, but where Gauguin paints what is now some of his most celebrated work.

The best scenes in the movie, however, are with Miss Kinski. She shines as Mrs. Gaugin through various emotions, settings of rich and poor, as a travailed, but loving wife and mother. Get the movie for her performance. This is definately one of her best, even if her screen time is not as much as it was in, say, Cat People.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, but the book is better October 18, 2013
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The movie is good, Kiefer plays well as Gaugain, there are many facts from the book, so i recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scenery in Tahiti March 21, 2013
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Good insight into well known artist Paul Gauguin. Lovely scenes of Tahiti and the South Seas. Australian actors in film.
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By S. Hall
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I've been teaching film for a decade, and it's rare to find a film that I find completely lamentable, but the wrongfully named Paradise Found is one of those films that suffers on every level. I won't go in to a lot of details, but the gross historical inaccuracies perpetrated on the filmgoer is enough to make one apoplectic with rage. Gauguin's real life was interesting enough without trying to completely recast him in what amounts to a romantic picture. I would really prefer to give this film zero stars, but alas, that is not an option. I really wonder what was going through the heads of the producers and writer, and even director, of this picture. It is complete and utter dreck. The other pictures that exist about Gauguin are far more interesting and far more historically accurate.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paradise January 20, 2007
I loved this movie. It was well done. Kiefer Sutherland's acting is as always outstanding. It's a beautifully done movie. The location scenes are breath taking.
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1.0 out of 5 stars amazon should remove this from their shelves
I found this movie while researching the life of Paul Gauguin - evidently something not a single person involved in the production thought to do. Read more
Published on January 14, 2011 by horribly upset
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty scenery, but that's about all
As an artist, I'm often frustrated by the way artists are romanticized in movies. Few films actually manage to get it right. This isn't one of them. Read more
Published on July 8, 2008 by Elusive Adhesive
5.0 out of 5 stars The Price of Passion
This is a marvelous film focusing on artistic passion, and the sacrifices made in fulfillment of that need. Read more
Published on March 18, 2008 by C. Morrow
4.0 out of 5 stars Following your dreams is the hardest thing in life...
This movie is for the artist in all of us. We all have in one time or another that little voice inside that wants us to be something that it might not be the best career choice,... Read more
Published on July 3, 2007 by Driguerra
3.0 out of 5 stars keifer should have been given an Oscar.....
Sure there are some slow areas, but kiefer's crying scene was the most real crying sene I have seen to this day by a man. I think it was Oscar worthy. Read more
Published on June 27, 2007 by The Oil Painter
5.0 out of 5 stars Paradise Found
This is a very good movie if you like Kiefer Sutherland and art. This is based o a true person. I found it very informative.
Published on March 21, 2007 by Vampyergirl
5.0 out of 5 stars paradise found movie
Nice to see Kiefer in other parts than Jack Bauer. It shows once again what a great actor he is. I think people would enjoy this movie. Paradise is out there.
Published on March 19, 2007 by Anne K. Gallagher
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