Netflix Film | Director: Boris Kunz (2023)
Lifetime for money: In the not-too-distant future, a method of transferring lifespan from one person to another has changed the world forever, turning biotech startup AEON into a billion-dollar pharmaceutical company. In “Paradise,” couple Max and Elena are unexpectedly faced with insurance claims they can’t pay. In order to pay the debt, a “time donation” of 40 years is demanded from Elena. Deprived of their common future, both are faced with the ruins of their lives. From then on, Max, who works for AEON, tries everything to bring back Elena’s lost years. But nothing will ever be the same again.
The score of “Paradise
The soundtrack to “Paradise” was created in collaboration with electronic artist Panic Girl. Drawing on their diverse collection of hardware and vintage synthesizers, David Reichelt and Panic Girl create a world of analog sound synthesis.
The world of the film is merciless and cold, and this is reflected in the music. With aggressive electronic sounds, the music drives the film plot forward. Since the progression of time is a central aspect of the film, the hustle and bustle also manifests itself in the fact that there are clear pulses and rhythms in the music throughout.
The brutal soundscape in “Paradise Netflix” is contrasted solely by the use of human voices. In the process, the timbre of the singing often changes, sometimes already within individual scenes. Sometimes the voices sound young and fresh, sometimes old and exhausted.
The film’s soundtrack is rounded off by a cover version of the well-known song “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. The song was cleverly transferred into the sound world of “Paradise”.