Rimini

« A riveting, upsetting Ulrich Seidl slow-burn electrified by a stunning central turn. […] For Seidl’s film, a shiveringly precise slow burn that continues to burrow new tunnels in the mind long after it ends, no such renewal is in the cards. In “Rimini,” low season can always get lower. »
Variety

Synopsis

Richie Bravo, once upon a time a successful pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini. He funds his dissolute lifestyle and addiction to gambling with concerts for busloads of tourists and sexual favours for his female fans.

His world starts to collapse when his adult daughter suddenly breaks into his life and demands money from him that he never gave her. Meanwhile his elderly father, who suffers from dementia, goes round and round in circles in an Austrian nursing home.

Festivals & Awards

  • 72nd Berlinale : International competition, 2022

Director

Filmography

  • 2022 Rimini
  • 2016 Safari
  • 2014 Sous-Sols
  • 2013 PARADIS: Espoir
  • 2012 PARADIS: Foi
  • 2012 PARADIS: Amour
  • 2007 Import Export
  • 2006 Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (short)
  • 2004 Our Father (filmed stage play, Volksbühne Berlin)
  • 2003 Jesus, You Know
  • 2001 State of the Nation
  • 2001 Dog Days
  • 1998 Models
  • 1998 Fun Without Limits (TV)
  • 1997 The Bosom Friend (TV)
  • 1996 Pictures at an Exhibition (TV)
  • 1995 Animal Love
  • 1994 The Last Men (TV)
  • 1992 Losses To Be Expected
  • 1990 Good News
  • 1989 War in Vienna (co-directed with Michael Glawogger)
  • 1984 Look 84 (fragment)
  • 1982 Le Bal (short)
  • 1980 Un mètre quarante (short)

Cast

Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich

Crew

Script: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Sound: Matz Müller
Editing: Mona Willi
Music: Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik
Producers: : Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt
Co-producers: : Philippe Bober
Executive producers: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald, Sarah Nagel, Isabell Wiegand
Production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion (AT)
Co-production: Parisienne de Production (FR), Essential Films (DE)
In association with: Bord Cadre films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 114′
Released: 2022
Language: German, italian
Subtitles: English, French