Paradise cast: Who’s in the German Netflix movie?

Paradise. Kostja Ullmann as Max and Corinna Kirchhoff as Elena in Paradise. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Paradise. Kostja Ullmann as Max and Corinna Kirchhoff as Elena in Paradise. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Have you checked out the new sci-fi film Paradise on Netflix? If not, we strongly suggest checking it out if you’re looking for something suspenseful to watch. But before you start streaming the new movie, we wanted to share with you who you can expect to see in it. Who knows, you might recognize some of the actors.

Paradise is a German Netflix original movie directed by Boris Kunz from a screenplay written by Kunz, Peter Kocyla, and Simon Amberger.

Set in a not-too-distant future, Paradise follows a couple who are faced with a difficult situation. Max and Elena were living life happily in love when one day they discover they have a crushing insurance debt. To pay it off, Elena must give up 40 years of her life to a pharmaceutical company called AEON. AEON would then transfer these years of life to another person. This process has been going on for a while, turning AEON into a billion-dollar company.

Obviously, Max doesn’t like that he and Elena have been robbed of their future together. So, he desperately searches for a way to make things right and get Elena’s lost years back.

Netflix’s Paradise cast

HAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 03: Kostja Ullmann attends the Der König der Löwen” musical 15 million visitors gala event at Stage Theater im Hafen on May 3, 2023 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Tristar Media/Getty Images) /

Well-known German actor Kostja Ullmann stars in the leading role of Max. He’s known for his other roles in the movies Summer StormVerfolgtHeimliche Liebe – Der Schüler und die Postbotin and A Most Wanted Man. He also had roles in the TV shows Zwei Männer am HerdWorld Without EndBeat and Westwall.

Marlene Tanczik plays a young Elena in the sci-fi film. You might recognize her from her previous roles in the TV shows Mik & Honey and Schneller als die Angst. She also had roles in the films Never Look AwayDie Toten am Meer – Der Wikinger and Ein Taxi zur Bescherung.

Corinna Kirchhoff portrays an older Elena in Paradise. She’s known for her previous roles in the TV shows Zodiak – Der Horoskop-MörderDead End, Tatort and Sarah Kohr. She also had roles in the movies Riskante PatientenCastingEin Leben Lang and Measures of Men.

Here’s the cast list:

  • Kostja Ullmann as Max
  • Marlene Tanczik as young Elena
  • Corinna Kirchhoff as older Elena
  • Iris Berben as Sophie Theissen
  • Numan Acar as Nowak
  • Alina Levshin as young Sophie Theissen
  • Lisa Loven Kongsli as Lilith
  • Lisa-Marie Koroll as Marie Theissen
  • Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen as Dr. Falter Berg
  • Lorna Ishema as Kaya
  • Cornelia Heyse as Marion
  • Tom Böttcher as Nils

It’s rated TV-MA, meaning it’s meant to be viewed by mature, adult audiences only. It was given this maturity rating for strong language, nudity, sex, smoking, and violence. Overall, we wouldn’t recommend watching this film with kids around.

Watch the official trailer below to see some of the cast in action.

Paradise is available to stream on Netflix right now.

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