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Ulrich Seidl

Rimini

Gala Premières en speciale evenementen 114' - 2022 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: German, Italian, Romanian
Director: Ulrich Seidl Composer: Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik With: Michael Thomas, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Tessa Göttlicher
Ten years after Ulrich Seidl zoomed in on a seaside resort in Kenya with Paradies: Liebe, the Austrian filmmaker focuses on an Italian resort in Rimini.
What do winters in summer holiday paradises look like? Misty, mysterious and melancholic. Or at least, if Ulrich Seidl is to believed in Rimini, his grotesque tale named after an Italian seaside resort. The Austrian director embellishes this dreary setting with grim characters who cannot afford a beach holiday in high season, in order to turn it into a microcosm in which he can explore the less beautiful sides of mankind. He does this with an ageing lead character: Richie Bravo, a jaded pod star who washed up on shore in Rimini to entertain tourists in dingy hotel bars. He is the epitome of past glory, and Seidl willingly follows this creep to the bottom when his 18-year-old daughter suddenly comes asking for her child support money. No one knows how to turn sex, tourism and amorality into such poignant films as Ulrich Seidl.
"A seasoned portrayer of abjection, but invariably with a comic twist and arguably a dash of cruelty, Seidl is in characteristic mode in Rimini. (...) It is very much a portrait film, centered on one larger than life character, a clapped-out cabaret crooner." - Screen Daily

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Credits

Director

Ulrich Seidl

Composer

Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik

With

Michael Thomas, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Tessa Göttlicher

Scenario

Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz

Director of Photography

Wolfgang Thaler

Editor

Monika Willi

Producer

Ulrich Seidl

Production studios

Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH

Distributor

September Film

More information

Dialogue

German, Italian, Romanian

Countries of production

Austria, Germany, France

Year

2022

Filmography

Ulrich Seidl
Krieg in Wien (1989), Good News (1990), Losses to Be Expected (1993), Animal Love (1995), Models (1998), Dog Days (2001), State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters (2002), Jesus, You Know (2003), Import Export (2007), Paradise: Faith (2012), Paradise: Love (2012), Paradise: Hope (2013), In the Basement (2014), Safari (2016), Rimini (2022), Sparta (2022)

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