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Review: 'Paradise: Hope' completes Ulrich Seidl trilogy with a touch of kindness

Review: 'Paradise: Hope' completes Ulrich Seidl trilogy with a touch of kindness

"Paradise: Hope," the final chapter in Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's trilogy on the dissonance between the dreams and realities of women and girls, is the most hopeful — and the best — of this solid and unsettling series. With its quasi-documentary style, the film picks up the story of Melanie, a teenager who was barely introduced in the first films. The 13-year-old, played by novice Melanie Lenz, is spending her summer at a diet camp while her single mom is off at a Kenyan resort sampling the sex-tourist trade of "Paradise: Love," and her aunt is dragging her sins and a statue of the Virgin Mary around Vienna in "Paradise: Faith." At...

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