Written by Joost van Ginkel
Running time 118 minutes
Director Joost Van Ginkel
Directed by Joost van Ginkel
Starring Raymond Thiry
|Release date 13 September 2015 (2015-09-13) (TIFF)29 October 2015 (2015-10-29) (Netherlands)|
Initial release 24 September 2015 (Netherlands)
Music director Bram Meindersma, Alexander Doychev
Producers Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker
Nominations Golden Calf for Best Supporting Actor
Cast Anjela Nedyalkova, Isaka Sawadogo, Magnus Krepper, Boris Isaković, Jasna Đuričić
Similar Wild Mussels, Kauwboy, History's Future, Public Works, The Dinner
The Paradise Suite is a 2015 Dutch drama film directed by Joost van Ginkel. It was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. It was screened in the Discovery section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film follows a number of people who, willingly or not, move to Amsterdam from abroad: three girls from Bulgaria who are told they will have a photo shooting as models but end up in prostitution, the African boy Yaya who loses his job and gets in financial trouble, the Swedish musical conductor Stig whose son Lukas goes missing, Serbian war criminal Ivica who now runs a brothel in the Amsterdam red light district, and Seka from Bosnia, who recognises Ivica from her past. As the stories evolve, they merge into each other and these people, each with such different backgrounds, will have to rely on their new friendships.