The clicking sound of high heels, an elevator which always gets stuck, a majestic canal house, sunsets in Amsterdam. PARADISE observes the life of Mrs. Lindemans, an older woman of the Dutch upper class, who experiences the consequences of the global financial crisis. PARADISE is a character-driven film. Instead of summing up facts and events, the narrative focuses on the individual and emotional experience within this particular social context. The film visualises the isolation of an individual amidst society. The camera is always pointed at Mrs. Lindemans. Her environment is merely decor. Mrs. Lindemans is surrounded by people, but unable to establish any real contact. There is an outside world, but she is not part of it.