“Paradise” continues my recent streak of movies that feel like depression dares. This time, a Russian countess is working for the French Resistance and hiding Jewish kids. When she gets busted by the local SS office, things go dark. The lady offers herself up as a sexual bartering chip to keep what remains of her life. All the while, the corrupt cop explains to her the proper way of maintaining Holocaustian law and order. It’s one of those movies.

Interviews take place that frame the people and their place in the War. All the while, you know that the SS officer is getting his way with this poor Countess on a daily basis. They want to create an allegory for God being at the interviews. But, it doesn’t matter. The film is pretty, as well as the gorgeous shot bonus film. This is the kind of film for people that wanted to SHOAH reenacted with slightly more frightened individuals.

I think this is where I’m supposed to give the woke kids their trigger warning. #Holocaustforcedsex?


  • Short Film


  • 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby 5.1


  • 90%
    Video - 90%
  • 89%
    Audio - 89%
  • 90%
    Special Features - 90%
  • 88%
    Film Score - 88%

The Plot Thus Far

Follows three people whose paths cross during a terrible time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer.


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