PARADISE: FAITH [Paradies: Glaube]
The second installment of Ulrich Seidl's "Paradise" trilogy follows Anna Maria (Maria Hofstätter), Teresa's sister from PARADISE: LOVE, who spends her summer vacation away from her job by doing missionary work: in this case, going door-to-door with a large statue of the Virgin Mary hoping to win converts. At home, she prays with a startling fervor, tinged with a taste for masochism. Complications arise when her husband Nabil (Nabil Saleh) returns after a long separation. A tradition-minded Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, Nabil's pushy demands for his wife's attention put her faith to the test. Special Jury Prize, 2012 Venice Film Festival.
DIR/SCR/PROD Ulrich Seidl; SCR Veronika Franz. Austria/Germany/France, 2012, color, 113 min. In German and Arabic with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED S L
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