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Paradise tells the compelling story of three individuals, Olga, Jules and Helmut, whose paths cross amidst the devastation of war. Olga, a Russian aristocratic immigrant and member of the French Resistance, is arrested by Nazi police for hiding Jewish children during a surprise raid. In jail she meets Jules, a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case. Jules grows fond of Olga and offers to go light on her punishment in exchange for sexual favours. Although Olga agrees, her hope for freedom quickly fades when events take an unexpected turn. Shipped to a concentration camp, Olga is forced into a life of hell. To her surprise, she crosses paths with high-ranking German SS officer Helmut, who once fell madly in love with her and still harbours feelings. They re-kindle their old flame and embark on a twisted and destructive relationship. Helmut resolves to rescue Olga and offers her an escape. Yet as time passes, and the fate of Nazi defeat looms, Olga’s notion of Paradise is irrevocably changed.

Rusija, Nemačka , 2016
Out of competition
Andrei Konchalovskiy
Elena Kiseleva, Andrei Konchalovskiy
Julia Vysotskaya, Christian Clauss, Philippe Duquesne, Victor Sukhorukov, Peter Kurt
2016 Venecija, Stokholm, Haifa, Čikago / Venice International Film Festival, Stockholm, Haifa, Chicago
2016 Ray / Paradise / Raj 2014 The Postman’s White Nights / Bele noći poštara Alekseja Trjapicina 2010 The Nutcracker in 3D / Krcko Oraščić 2007 Dans le noir / In the Dark 2007 Gloss 2002 House of Fools / Kuća ludaka 1994 Kurochka Ryaba / Assia and the Hen with the Golden Eggs / Pirgava koka 1991 The Inner Circle / Bliski krug 1989 Homer and Eddie / Homer i Edi 1989 Tango & Cash / Tango i Keš 1987 Shy People / Stidljivi ljudi 1986 Duet for One / Duet za solistu  1985 Runaway Train / Pomahnitali voz 1984 Maria's Lovers / Marijini ljubavnici  1982 Split Cherry Tree 1978 Siberiade / Sibirijada 1974 A Lover’s Romance 1971 Dyadya Vanya / Uncle Vanya / Ujka Vanja  1969 A Nest of Gentlefolk / Plemićko gnezdo 1966 Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh / The Story of Asya Klyachina, Who Loved But Did Not Marry 1965 Pervyy uchitel / The First Teacher / Prvi učitelj
Aleksandr Simonov
Ekaterina Vesheva
Sergey Shustitsky
Andrei Konchalovsky
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73rd Venice International Film Festival - Silver Lion Best Director (Andrei Konchalovskiy)



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Andrei Konchalovsky was born as Andron Sergeyevich Mikhalkov in 1937 in Moscow, into the artistic family. His younger brother is a famous director Nikita Mikhalkov. Konchalovsky is a theatre and film director, film producer and screenwriter. He studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), under Mikhail Romm. There he met Andrei Tarkovsky and co-scripted Tarkovsky's The Steamroller and the Violin (1960) and Andrei Rublev (1966).

Konchalovsky helmed his first feature in 1965, The First Teacher. It was favourably received in the Soviet Union and screened by numerous film festivals abroad. His next film The Story of Asya Klyachina, Who Loved But Did Not Marry although made in 1967 was not released until two decades later because it failed to comply with the strict requirements of the Soviet censorship of the period. When issued, it was acclaimed as his masterpiece. Thereupon, Konchalovsky filmed adaptations of Ivan Turgenev's A Nest of Gentle Folk (1969), and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (1971), which is commonly regarded as one of the best films in the Russian language ever.

His epic Siberiade (1978) was internationally acclaimed and from then onwards his career has been international in scope. His most popular Hollywood releases are Maria's Lovers (1984), Runaway Train (1985), Duet for One (1986), the award-winning Homer and Eddie (1989), as well as Tango & Cash (1989).

In the early 1990s he returned to Russia and he is currently residing in Moscow.

Konchalovsky’s House of Fools (2002) was warmly received in Europe and won him a Silver Lion at the 2002 Venice Film Festival. For his feature film The Postman's White Nights (2014), Andrei Konchalovsky won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice International Film Festival in 2014. His latest film Paradise (2016) won a Silver Lion for Best Director at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival


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