Drama | Language: German, Italian | Subtitles: English | Status: Completed
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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.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Berlin International Film Festival 2022 - Nominee - Golden Berlin Bear Best Film
Diagonale, Austria 2022 - Winner - Diagonale Grand Prize Best Feature Film
Palic Film Festival 2022 - Winner - FIPRESCI Prize Best Film
CAST & CREW
Cast - Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich
Director - Ulrich Seidl
Screenplay - Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematographer - Wolfgang Thaler
Producers - Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt
Co-producer - Philippe Bober
Executive Producers - Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald, Sarah Nagel, Isabell Wiegande
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Austrian born Ulrich Seidl is the director of numerous award-winning films and documentaries, including his feature debut Dog Days, which won the Grand Jury Special Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival; Palme d’Or nominee Import Export, and numerous award-winning documentaries such as Jesus You Know, Models and Animal Love. Seidl’s film work, derived from personal experiences like a severe Catholic upbringing and doing casual labour as a night watchman and warehouse worker, continues to shock and challenge viewers by posing essential questions about the nature of cinema and its ‘morals’: about the grey areas between the fictional and the documentary; about the limits of voyeurism and the urge to fight sentimentality; about the very different modes of acting - from amateur posing to professional faking.