When her mother travels to Kenya during the summer holiday, 13-year-old Melanie is sent to an obesity camp to shed some of her many extra pounds. And knowing that this is the last, but independent part of Ulrich Seidl's 'Paradise' trilogy, there is hardly much hope for the puppy-fat teenager. Nonetheless, 'Hope' surprises us in that it is the gentlest of the three films of the trilogy, and it shows a warmer and more indulgent side of Seidl's vision. Melanie slowly finds new girlfriends in her fellow camp-attendants, and together they smuggle snacks and booze into their rooms, while flirting shyly with the local boys. The first, cautious attempts at a sexual affair only come with Melanie's growing infatuation with the doctor at the camp, who is 40 years her senior. A potential Lolita scandal, which is nevertheless depicted with a hitherto unseen level of vulnerability and sense of subtle tact. But the cinematic signature is still Seidl's own, and the morale is never spelled out. Whether you dare invest in faith, hope and love after seeing the 'Paradise' trilogy is therefore entirely up to you.