After the death of his mother, Richie Bravo is leaving his Italian home and returning to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still showing off his biceps and Vinetu is still alive. With bottles of rakia in their hands and rich “wurlitzer” melodies in the air, he and his “piccolo fratello” (little brother) said goodbye to their parents’ house.
Richie Bravo, a pop star, lives and works in Rimini. Life-size posters on the walls of his villa tell the tale of a famous past. Richie claims that he is still con molto amore – a little bit tight, but tightening up is exactly what he needs to get into his corset and jacket before he starts singing silly German songs in the quiet and exotic Italian hotel lobbies. Through his poisonous charm, this Austrian gigolo reveals his road to the minds, bodies and wallets of women of a certain age
Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as Good News, Animal Love and Models. Seidl’s first feature fiction film Dog Days won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Import Export was the first film Seidl produced through his own production company. It was followed by his prize-winning Paradise Trilogy (2012). All three films were premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The most recent film, Rimini, had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2022.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2022
Diagonale, Austria 2022
Palic Film Festival 2022
Director: Ulrich Seidl
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Language: German, Italian, English
Cast: Michael Thoma, sTessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg
Production: Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Arte France Cinéma
PROGRAMME: BORDER FREE ZONE