Paradies: Glaube


The second film

in Ulrich Seidl's trilogy "Paradise"



Beloved Jesus,

please accept my sacrifice today

for the grave sin of unchastity.

So many people

are obsessed with sex.

Free them from their hell.

Free them from carnal desire, please.

Thank you, Jesus.

Thank you.

Don't move.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

Breathe in.

Hold your breath.

Relax your shoulder.

Don't move.

Shoulder flat against the plate.

Head straight.

Lean forward a little.

Don't swallow. Don't move.

Turn this way a little.

Don't move.

...these findings show clear signs

of pulmonary emphysema.

Period. New line.

Pulmonary septa intact. Period.

I just came to say bye.

- Why?


- Where to?

I'm staying at home.

- Well, enjoy.


Good bye.

The earth is beautiful

The Lord loves it

Born again is he who loves

The earth is beautiful

The Lord loves it

Born again is he who loves

as He does

We find great joy

It accompanies us onward

We want to share it with everyone

So the whole world may rejoice

The earth is beautiful

The Lord loves it the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners

now and at the hour of our death.


God bless. Good morning.

- Morning.

The Mother of God

has come to visit you today.

Do you know the Mother of God?


- Are you Christian?


- Yes, uh, no.

It doesn't matter, the Mother of God

is here and wants to help you.

Yes. And she wants us

to pray together.

Everyone pray!

- Everyone pray.

Everyone pray:

In the name of the Father...

In the name...

- ... of the Father, good.

... and the Son,

- And the Son...

and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

And the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Maria with your child so sweet...

Your blessings we do you entreat.

And now the Mother of God

will bless everyone.

This is holy water.

Holy water, you know?

Now everyone

will receive a blessing.

And he needs the blessing

most of all.

I'll leave this with you.

That prayer is in here.

She can read it and teach you.

You can learn some German too.

Here are a few prayers and a rosary

like the one the Mother of God has.

I'll leave this here.

You're in charge.

It's very important.

Hello, God bless.

The Mother of God

has come to visit you today.

Do you have time?

- Uh... no.

You have to make time

for the Mother of God.

She has come to welcome you to Austria.

- No. Not!


The Mother of God wants to visit you.

The Mother of God just wants to help.

- No, do nothing. Bad, do nothing. Please!

Go away!

The Mother of God is looking for shelter.

She wants to help you.

- No, no help!

She'll help

make your life in Austria better.


You accepted

the crown of thorns for us.

You are scorned and ridiculed

by people every day.

Accept my sacrifice today

as humble atonement.

Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women

and blessed

is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

He who sweated blood for us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners.

Now and at the hour of our death.



it's so wonderful just to look at you.


you're such a handsome man.

The most handsome.

Your eyes are so loving, so kind,

so, so full of light.


My heart swells so

when I am allowed to look at you.

Our relationship

has made me so happy.

I can't even imagine

how life was without you.

I'm so grateful to you.

Grateful that you took me in.

That I was allowed to find you.

You are like a miracle to me,

the greatest miracle of all.

I love you, Jesus.

The Mother of God

will help you change your life.

So you can finally take responsibility.

- We don't want to change our lives.

But you're living in sin.

- Who determines what sin is?

You're living together

without the sacrament of matrimony.

Who determines what sin is?

- God determines it.

He must be very busy, this God.

Yes, He is.

- God gave us free will.

God gave us the free will

to decide what's good and evil.

And what's right.

- God decides what's evil.

But man decides

whether to choose good or evil!

As long as we stick

to the Ten Commandments...

Right? The Ten Commandments...

Then everything's fine.

I won't kill or rob anyone.

Or cheat anyone.

- What's the sixth commandment?

But it's from a different time.

There were two million...

- So the Ten Commandments aren't valid?

There were two million people

in the world back then!

Now there are almost eight billion!

In a few years

there will be eight billion of us!

So what does that say?

We need birth control!

You're being unchaste.

You shall not commit adultery.

- It's pleasure!

This is permanent adultery.

- This isn't adultery.

Adultery is when I'm married.

And cheat on my wife.

- And if you leave your spouse.

And live with someone else,

that's permanent adultery.

No, it's not. No way.

- That's your opinion, not mine.

That is God's law.

- No, it's not.

You shall not covet

your neighbor's husband or wife.

We don't!

- But you're both divorced.

He has children with another woman.

- So what?

My wife died.

What was I supposed to do?

And you are divorced.

- So what?

Why aren't you with your husband?

- Thank God I'm not!

He cheated on her.

- God forgives every sinner.

But only if the sinner repents.

Sins? That's ridiculous.

- Ridiculous?

Yes, ridiculous.

- You're insulting God.

I don't want to insult Him...

- You are.

To say sins are ridiculous

is very insulting.

Who is God?

- God sacrificed Himself for our sins.

Who says that?

He was crucified for us.

- Crucified for me? That's ridiculous!

He accepted

the crown of thorns for you...


- He was scourged and crucified.

Why? No, really, why?

For your sins!

- For my sins?

Look, he gave us life.

He created us.

He created us, right?

It's so heavy.

A long drive for a cat.

They hate cars.

- He was so upset.

Cried the whole way.

- Poor thing.

So tell me what to do.

Let's put the litter box here.

You can let it out here.

- What, here?

It can run around here.

- Can we bring him upstairs later?

I'll let it out in the yard.

- No, he'll run away.

Then we'll find another place.

- Yes, somewhere warm.

Summer vacation at Anna's.

Take care, darling.

- It will be fine.

He'll calm down.

- Yes.

It'll be fine if we just leave it alone.

Come on.

It'll be fine.

The canned cat food.

Don't always give him the same kind.

And if he isn't eating,

give him a different flavor.

If that doesn't work,

don't think he's not hungry.

I'll put her at the back.

Yes, then she can protect him too.

You can try hand-feeding him.

Make sure he eats something.

Dry food?

- Whatever.

Give him a different flavor,

but he has to eat.

If he won't calm down,

try the Bach flower drops.

Give him one dish with a few drops

and another dish without.

He'll pick the one he wants.


Hello, Daniel.

- Hello, Anna Maria!

Anna Maria, hello.

- God bless.

In the name of the Father, the Son,

and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Maria Seidl (born 24 November 1952 in Vienna) is an Austrian film director, writer and producer. In 2005 he was a member of the jury at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.His film Dog Days was shot over three years during the hottest days of summer. Among other awards, it won the Grand Jury Prize at Venice in 2001. His 2012 film Paradise: Love competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The sequel Paradise: Faith won the Special Jury Prize at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. The final part of the trilogy, Paradise: Hope, premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.Seidl was scheduled to attend the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival, but cancelled his visit due to the political tension in the region. more…

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