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Movie review: Paradise

Although based on the inspiring true story of a drug addict kicking his habit and helping others, ‘Paradise’ is a bleak portrayal of a junkie’s life

By Han Cheung  /  Staff reporter

It’s a tale that needs to be told, as it brings more attention to drug addicts who are often shunned by society. Ideally, it would paint them in a better light and earn more sympathy for their troubles by having them all move on to better lives. The problem is that Hsu’s case is rare, and most of them end up back in the cycle of addiction, violence and despair. The movie stays true to that unfortunate truth. But that doesn’t mean that they should be ignored.

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