dir. Andrei Konchalovsky, Russia / Germany 2016, 130’
dir. , , , min
, POLIN Museum
Shot in black and white by famed cinematographer Alexander Simonov, Paradise tells the compelling story of three individuals whose paths cross amidst the devastation of war. Olga is a beautiful Russian aristocratic émigré and member of the French Resistance; Jules is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case; and Helmut is a high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again when she is shipped to a concentration camp. While they recount their stories, the film flashes back to the end of World War II and the days when their destinies crossed.