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Dusky Paradise

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6.31 h 16 min201613+
Following the sudden death of his parents an apathetic young man travels to a foreign country to live in their house and look after their turtle.
Directors
Gregory Kirchhoff
Starring
Kes BaxterMartin UmbachCharlotte Krenz
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Producers
Gregory KirchhoffSophie Florentine KlötznerDaniel Takla Zehrfeld
Studio
Kimotion Pictures
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3.0 out of 5 stars

38 global ratings

  1. 29% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 16% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 30% of reviews have 1 stars
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WinterpantsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nice but a bit light on story
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An indie film that features a lead character on the spectrum, though this is not explicitly stated - probably because the director wouldn't then have to research it properly. The premise is simple; awkward guy moves to his parents' villa in a Mediterranean country after they die. He learns life lessons, meets a girl and learns to care about things. The best thing about this is probably the leads questioning of the things and people around him, but sometimes his mannerisms come across as affectations, especially when he stares blankly and waits 30 secs to answer a question for the umpteenth time. This almost made me stop watching. The scenery is also used as a prop to fill the film, but it seems the director didn't know how to make the best of it and you end up feeling like you're looking half-heartedly at some amateur snaps taken by a friend on holiday rather than a sweeping landscape depicted by an artist.
For all this, it's worth sticking around for the last 15 minutes where all the story, emotion and character development seems to have been stored - it's a pity the director decided to make such a late run or this could have been nudging a higher score. And I would really like to start seeing some indie films that don't rely on an outsider protagonist who randomly meets a quirky but rilly-rilly good looking yet single girl who embraces his fumbling persona. I can't think of an indie film offhand that doesn't go down that cheesy route and it's getting boring.
3 people found this helpful
EuropeanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 October 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hector the tortoise moves faster than this film
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I'm a sucker, whenever I start a film, I have to finish it, This is the story of a boring dullard who inherits a villa and has to go and look after the tortoise. The older neighbour sort of befriends him, but quite unrealistically the beautiful girl in the local town has a light romantic fling with him.

Don't waste your time, There is nothing to like from the main character and ultimately this is like the B side to an already dodgy single by the dullest band you can think off.
One person found this helpful
ClareReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thoughtful Indie Movie
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Has a kind of Lars and the Real Girl or Wes Andersonesque-feel to it. Cast of 4 people plus a lovely tortoise and indie music soundtrack I wouldn't mind having in my music playlist.
One person found this helpful
IvanotherviewReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Arrrgh
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Certainly the most boring and mediocre film I have seen in years. Not predicting much future work for any of the cast.
One person found this helpful
john b.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
different
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Quirky, enjoyable and no HW nonsense.

Stick with it - if you like something or want something different it delivers it in a nice way
RMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Simple and intelligent
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I loved everything about this film. The music scoring was perfect, the storyline was simple but the story of three outsiders that came together was hard hitting and well told.
3 people found this helpful
chris neilanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 September 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not good
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Screenwriter and director need to develop their storytelling skills. Little characterisation, little story, superficial direction. Not much for the viewer to enjoy.
2 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this.
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Totally mesmerizing. Clever Indie movie that left me wanting to know more about our character, and watch what happened next - I think that is quite probably the whole point!
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