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"Mixing thriller and comedy, Paradise is often pleasantly unsettling" - CINEUROPA.ORG

After having witnessed an organized crime murder in Sicily, Calogero is placed in the witness protection program. With a new identity, he is sent as far away as possible—to Sauris, a tiny village nestled in the northeastern Italian Alps. But snow and weird local customs, such as the Schuhplattler folk dancing, aren’t for him.

However, he is not the only one who has started a new life; in fact, the killer that he had reported was caught and is now an informer under the very same protection program; and thanks to a bureaucratic blunder, he ended up in the same village!

Calogero believes he is there to kill him, but misunderstandings lead to friendship and even more..
CAST: Vincenzo Nemolato, Giovanni Calcagno, Katarina Cas, Selene Caramazza, Branko Završan, Claudio Castrogiovanni, Domenico Centamore, Lorenzo Acquaviva, Andrea Pennacchi, Claudio Vasile Cozzo
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 83 min.
GENRE: Comedy
AWARDS: • Best First Feature (Davide Del Degan): Golden Globes, Italy
• Nominated Best Comedy: Golden Globes, Italy
RATING: USA: no rating: Italy: +13

TIMES: Pittsburgh: March 31, 7:00 p.m.
  Madison: April 5, 6:30 p.m.
  Boulder: April 9, 6:00 p.m.
  Detroit: April 14, 7:30 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 22, 7:30 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 28, 9:00 p.m.
  Indianapolis: April 30, 6:00 p.m.

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.

Davide Del Degan, born in Trieste, began his directing career with Interno 9, which was nominated for a David di Donatello Best Short award. He co-directed L'ultima spiaggia, a documentary for which he shared an award nomination at the Cannes Film Festival.

Regarding his film Paradise, he stated "I wanted to touch on issues such as the need for change and second chances. After having selected the character and the storyline, the nature of the story brought us closer to the two protagonists with delicacy and respect, allowing us to laugh at them between one crisis and another."

DISTRIBUTOR: Fandango, Viale Gorizia 19, Rome