Stranger in Paradise

Stranger in Paradise
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“If Lars Von Trier were to make a documentary about the current immigration crisis in Europe, it might very well turn out like Stranger in Paradise, the debut feature by Guido Hendrikx.” Variety Appropriately named after the Borodin-inspired song Stranger in Paradise, made famous by the 1953 musical Kismet and by Tony Bennet’s ever-so-silky crooning, Stranger in Paradise (we’re talking about the film now) is award winning Dutch documentary filmmaker Guido Hendrikx’s fifth release and his second about the politics of immigration in Europe. We’re not aware of it having been screened in the UK outside of the festival circuit, so we’re strangely happy to be bringing it to the paradise that is The Prince Regent on 17 May! Starring renowned Belgian stage actor Valentijn Dhaenens (who starred in BigMouth / SmallWaR at the Barbican in 2017 if you were lucky enough to get a ticket) the film is, quite literally, a classroom exercise that assembles would-be migrants in a Lampedusa detention c

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