Out of Paradise
Dorj and his heavily pregnant wife Suren live an idyllic nomadic life on the Mongolian steppe, but as Suren develops complications during childbirth, the local doctor advises them to venture into the capital city to seek medical attention. With no official documentation they find themselves unable to cover the medical fees
and Dorj must pawn their wedding belongings before signing up to a local karaoke contest. A heart-warming and feel-good roadmovie about the clash between nature and the urban world, Out of Paradise is as much a love story as a reflection on our modern ways of living.
Feature Film / Switzerland / Mongolia / 100 min / 2018
Producer Simon Hesse
Co-Producers Cyrill Gerber & Batbayar Chogsom
Writer & Director Batbayar Chogsom
DOP Simon Bitterli
Music Urs Bollhalder
Editor Petra Beck
Dorj Bayarsaikhan Bayartsengel
Suren Enerel Tumen
Jack Adiyabaatar Rina
Saraa Erdenetsetseg Tsend-Ayush
Mutter Oyun-Erdene Jamiyan
Ganbaa Bayanmunkh Purevjav
A Hesse Film Production
In co-production with:
Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen SRF / Milan Film AG
Chogsom Film / Cobra Film / Cinegrell
Migros Kulturprozent / Kanton St. Gallen Kulturförderung
Bundesamt für Kultur BAK
«Out of Paradise» is a very universal story, and a personal as well. Nowadays when our society has less and less time to reflect on our rapidly changing world. We feel it is a perfect time to bring this story to the big screen.
Batbayar Chogsom, Director
Solothurner Filmtage (Nomination Prix Publique) / FIFF Fribourg / Shanghai Film Festival SIFF
Golden Goblet Shanghai Film Festival (Best Film)
News & Press
We are delighted to win the grand prize at the 21st International Shanghai Film Festival SIFF. The jury awarded «Out of Paradise» with the Golden Goblet Award for best feature film on June 24, 2018 – Many Thanks!
«Out of Paradise» had its world premiere at the 53rd edition of the «Solothurner Filmtage» and was nominated for the «Prix du public». It will next be shown at the 32nd edition of the «Festival International de Films de Fribourg».
The first reviews were quite enthusiastic. Here you can find one by Michael Sennhauser, critic for «Radio Kultur» on SRF2.