PARAÍSO

PARADISE

By Javier VALENZUELA ALAMÁN

VALEN ARTS - JAVIER VALENZUELA ALAMÁN - as PROD

Drama - Development 2016

When a stranger shows up in a secluded suburban town inhabited by a small group of people as lonely as himself, his presence will cause their lives to bind together in unexpected ways.

Festivals
& Awards

Zoetrope Screenplay Contest 2011
Semi-finalist
Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2011
Quarter-finalist
Ciudad de Segovia Screenplay Contest 2011
Winner
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy, First film
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Javier VALENZUELA ALAMÁN
    • Writer(s)
    • David SUEIRO
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcos BADALO (ORIGINAL FEATURES)
    • Synopsis
    • Tired of always being late for work, William, a lonesome young man who lives in the suburbs, steals a shop window mannequin in order to use the HOV lane. Little by little, he perfects the mannequin's human appearance, without it becoming clear if outwitting the highway patrol vigilance is the sole motive. On the other hand, William is obsessed with his divorced neighbor, Laura, and he steals some clothes from her to dress the mannequin in.

      At the same time, Paul, a misfit in search of his freedom behind the wheel of his second-hand trailer,
      has a breakdown that leads him to the bottom of a
      dead end street, precisely outside William's house.
      Juan Antonio, the suburb security guard, is supposed
      to throw him out: it's his job. But each time he tries,
      bringing out his hard-guy act, Paul's natural charm
      disarms him and Juan Antonio ends up giving him
      a hand with something. Juan Antonio is planning on
      getting married to his girlfriend, but little by little, he
      begins to realize that he feels attracted to Paul - who,
      however, just wants to fix his trailer and go as soon
      as possible.

      Finally, William's little secret will be revealed and,
      from then on, none of the four will be able to prevent
      their feelings from coming out into the open.
    • Partners & financing
    • Portuguese Co-production (20%) Confirmed
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 12, 2015
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