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PROMISED PARADISE

The Netherlands / Indonesia, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Documentaries)

Director: Leonard Rebel Helmrich

PROMISED PARADISE

Banned in Indonesia, Promised Paradise follows the quest of an Indonesian puppeteer to meet three men convicted of the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali. Along the way, director Leonard Retel Helmrich shows the puppeteer's unique method of exploring the issue of terrorism through puppet shows, featuring ¬- among other things - a dancing Osama Bin Laden doll and a shadow-play attack on the World Trade Center.

Promised Paradise: D Leonard Retel Helmrich P/S Hetty Naaijkens, Leonard Retel Helmrich WS Smiley Film Distribution & World Sales L Bahasa Indonesian w/English subtitles TD betaSP/2006/52mins

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