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Paradise Lost

Italy, 1948 (MIFF 1963, Religious Art)

Director: Luciano Emmer, Enrico Gras

A filmic synthesis derived from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. An ingenious and disquieting production which traces the impact of sin from its first appearance in the Garden of Eden.

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