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by Eve Deboise


Seventeen-year-old Lucie lives with her father, Hugo, in a plant nursery in the south of France. Their work keeps them in touch with nature on a daily basis; it absorbs them and makes up for the absence of Lucie's mother, who left a year earlier and hasn't been heard from since. This absence reinforces the bond - tender and suffocating, reassuring and dangerous - between father and daughter. But one day, Lucie's mother returns, provoking Hugo's jealousy and uncontrollable anger.

international title: Lost Paradise
original title: Paradis perdu
country: France
sales agent: Insomnia World Sales
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Eve Deboise
release date: FR 04/07/2012
screenplay: Eve Deboise, Nadine Lamari, Anne-Louise Trividic
cast: Pauline Etienne, Olivier Rabourdin, Florence Thomassin, Ouassini Embarek
cinematography by: Pascal Auffray
film editing: Lise Beaulieu
art director: Brigitte Brassart
costumes designer: Catherine Rigault, Sonia Sivel
producer: Nathalie Mesuret
production: Blue Monday Productions, Fontana, France 3 Cinéma
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée (CNC), Cinécinéma, Région Aquitaine, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Communauté Française de Belgique, Fondation GROUPAMA GAN pour le Cinéma
distributor: Epicentre Films, Alpha Films
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Brussels Film Festival 2013 

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