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EXPULSION FROM PARADISE

by Vera Chytilová

synopsis

A film crew is shooting an artistic version of the Adam and Eve story on a nudist beach. The fictive film within the film is called Paradiso, but it seems more like a hell than paradise. Monstrous naked bodies lie on the beach as if in a tableau from the apocalypse. We watch the director in a state of personal crisis. He experiences misunderstandings with his wife and also complications in the relationship with his lover. The respective stories of each character do not add up to a coherent unit but rather make up a mosaic that Chytilová uses to create a picture of moral decline.

international title: Expulsion from Paradise
original title: Vyhnáni z raje
country: Czech Republic
sales agent: Filmexport Prague Distribution
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Vera Chytilová
film run: 120'
release date: CZ 19/04/2001, HU 27/11/2004
screenplay: Vera Chytilová, Bolek Polívka
cast: Bolek Polívka, Jan Antonín Pitínský, Milan Steindler, Veronika Bellová, Arnošt Goldflam, Tomáš Matonoha
cinematography by: Klaus Fuxjäger
film editing: Sárka Nemcová
costumes designer: Tereza Kucerová
producer: Viktor Schwarcz, Vitezslav Bojanovsky
production: Cineart Tv
backing: Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography
distributor: Bontonfilm
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