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Netflix has set the global premiere date for Paradise, a new sci-fi thriller film from Germany.

Paradise: Iris Berben as Sophie Theissen, Kostja Ullmann as Max — Photo credit: Andrej Vasilenko © Netflix 2023

Set in a not-too-distant future, the world of Paradise is one in which you can trade your life for money. This concept poses fundamental questions about the value of a life and the lengths to which humans will go for eternal youth.

In Paradise, a radical new form of financing has been created. This method allows the transfer of years of life from one person to another — changing the world forever and turning biotech start-up AEON into a billion-dollar pharmaceutical company.

For Max and Elena, their almost-perfect life is changed forever when the couple is faced with unexpected insurance claims that they can’t possibly pay. As a last resort and with no other choice, Elena sells 40 years of her life to AEON — robbing her and Max of their life together and leaving their future in tatters. Max, who works for AEON, tries everything he can to get Elena’s lost years back. Even if he could, nothing will ever be the same again. Then Max learns that AEON’s CEO is after Elena’s lifetime — prompting him to abduct her and triggering a manhunt that forces the young couple to leave their home and pushes their moral boundaries to the limit.

Paradise: Marlene Tanczik as Elena — Photo credit: Andrej Vasilenko © Netflix 2023

Paradise, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, July 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The film stars Kostja Ullmann (Tatort: Cologne, Beat) as Max and Marlene Tanczik (Never Look Away, Milk & Honey) as Elena, along with Iris Berben (The Typist, Triangle of Sadness). Costars include Corinna Kirchhoff (Bauhaus – A New Era), Lisa-Marie Koroll (Circle of Life), Alina Levshin (Rivals Forever), Lorna Ishema (You Are Wanted), Numan Acar (Homeland), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Occupied).

A production of NEUESUPER GmbH (Welcome to Hindafing, Luden), the film is produced by Simon Amberger, Korbinian Dufter, and Rafael Parente. It is written by Peter Kocyla (8 Days), Simon Amberger (Luden), and Boris Kunz (Welcome to Hindafing), who also directs.


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Paradise: Netflix Sets Premiere Date for German Action Sci-Fi Thriller
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