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.
CAST & CREW
Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt
Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Director of Photography
Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin-Sturminger
Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik
Matz Müller, Klaus Kellermann
Michael Thomas, Georg Friedrich, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Tessa Göttlicher
Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH
Born 1952. He studied filmmaking at the Vienna Film Academy. His short documentary The Ball (1982) almost led to his expulsion from film school, both for the film’s “morally and ethically dubious” content (it was seen to be mocking of its subjects) and also for its form: Seidl was accused of presenting the film unedited. Before directing narrative feature films, Seidl directed the award-winning documentaries: Good News (1990), Animal Love (1995) and Models (1998). Jesus, You Know (2003) premiered in Competition at Karlovy Vary where it won Best Documentary, while In the Basement (2014) and Safari (2016) both screened Out of Competition in Venice. His feature-length fiction debut Dog Days (2001) won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice FF. Import, Export (2007) premiered in Competition at Cannes. It was followed by his internationally acclaimed, award-winning Paradise trilogy, with Paradise: Love (2012), Paradise: Faith (2012), and Paradise: Hope (2013) premiering in Competition at Cannes, Venice and Berlin respectively. Rimini, Ulrich Seidl's sixth feature film, is premiering in Competition at the Berlinale 2022.
One Forty (short, 1980), The Prom (short, 1982), Look 84 (1984), War in Vienna (1989), Good News: Newspaper Vendors, Dead Dogs and Other People from Vienna (1990), Loss Is to Be Expected (1992), The Last Real Men (1994), Animal Love (1995), Pictures at an Exhibition (TV, 1996), The Bosom Friend (TV, 1997), Fun without Limits (TV, 1998), Models (1999), Dog Days (2001), State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters (2002), Jesus, You Know (2003), Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (2006), Import/Export (2007), Paradise: Love (2012), Paradise: Faith (2012), Paradise: Hope (2013), In the Basement (doc., 2014), Safari (doc., 2016), Rimini (2022).