Led by an excellent performance by Nastassja Kinski and a usual performance by Keifer Sutherland, Paradise Found is the story of Paul Gauguin, a stockbroker that became what we now know as a celebrated impressionist artist.
The movie moves between episodes of his well-to-do family life as a stockbroker, as a starving artist seperated from his wife and childern and as a crazed White artist on a South Seas island with his native girl lover. It's these South Seas scenes that are the most annoying, but where Gauguin paints what is now some of his most celebrated work.
The best scenes in the movie, however, are with Miss Kinski. She shines as Mrs. Gaugin through various emotions, settings of rich and poor, as a travailed, but loving wife and mother. Get the movie for her performance. This is definately one of her best, even if her screen time is not as much as it was in, say, Cat People.