Paradise Found 2007 R CC

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Kiefer Sutherland ("24") and Nastassja Kinski star in this stirring, gorgeous, epic film about the renowned painter Paul Gauguin.

Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Mario Andreacchio
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski
Supporting actors Alun Armstrong, Thomas Heinze, Chris Haywood, Nicholas Hope, Marco Andreacchio, Karel Belohradský, Jana Bittnerova, Sarah Lina Brown, Jan Chromec, Mick Corrigan, Hana Dodlova, Sam Elia, Michael Futcher, Emil Helt, Zuzana Hodkova, Pauline Janebova, Ruben Kraaijeveld, Dennis Kreusler
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Laura A. Sedor on August 9, 2007
Format: DVD
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bluesman on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joachim Gruber on September 7, 2014
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A good film if you are interested in understanding how frontiers are pushed in the field of painting (and enrichment of society). Consider to watch Kiefer Sutherland father's (Donald) interpretation of Gauguin's life preceding the period covered in "Paradise Found". The title of the film is "Wolf at the Door" (1986) http://www.amazon.de/Wolf-at-the-Door/dp/B000KDQN08/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=Wolf+at+the+door
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bernard on May 22, 2014
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This was a good movie. Very entertaining. I didn't realize that this painter had so many problems, especially syphilis. Did I spell that right? Anyway. Good movie. Sometimes I think we'd all like to get away to a tropical island and live in peace and harmony.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Hall on March 14, 2013
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LaurentG on 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 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Diana Prince on 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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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Elusive Adhesive on July 8, 2008
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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.

That's not to say it is lacking in charm. The movie is full of beautiful scenery. In fact, if the whole story were edited out, it would be a better film. There are lush tropical forests, waterfalls, beaches...and part of the film takes place in France, rendered with equal style.

The plot features the early life of Gauguin up to the point where he decides to sail for Tahiti, interspersed with scenes that happen after he gets there in a complex, rather annoying format that disrupts continuity possibly to make a point about the differences between Tahiti and France.

The scenery is beautiful, the costumes are beautiful. The film is a treat for the eyes.

The supporting cast are all fine. The problem is Kiefer Sutherland and Nastassja Kinski, who play Gauguin and his wife. Neither of them are particularly good actors, but in this film they seem to be competing in some kind of duel to see who can be the worst actor of all. It's strange to watch a movie in which the supporting actors consistently outshine the two leads by so much. But that gives you an idea of just how bad Sutherland and Kinski are.

Sutherland's performance is alternately flippant, maudlin, hilariously overwrought, and curiously flat. It is clear that he doesn't understand the character he is playing. He also sports the worst mullet ever seen on a human being. It's painful to behold!

Nastassja Kinski sulks, nags, and occasionally bursts into histrionic temper tantrums. I found myself longing to reach through the screen and slap her.
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