PÖFF: Rimini

PÖFF: Rimini

Genre

Drama

Run time

1h 54min

"The death of his mother brings Richie Bravo back from his adopted home in Italy to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Winnetou is still alive. With a schnapps in hand and velvety Wurlitzer melodies in the air, he and his “piccolo fratello” bid farewell in the cellar to the parental home. His father is in a nursing home. Pop star Richie makes his money in Rimini. Life-size posters on the walls of his villa tell of a glorious past but the present is a damp squib. Richie claims he is still “con molto amore” – a bit of a squeeze, and squeezing is what it takes to get Richie into his corset and “jacketto”, with which he rhymes “perfetto”, before ardently crooning schmaltzy German songs in staid hotel foyers. Oozing sultry charm, this Austrian gigolo inveigles his way into the minds, bodies and wallets of women of a certain age. Master director Ulrich Seidl's acclaimed directorial work ""Rimini"" tells of lonely existences in search of happiness while lost in the fog of the Italian off-season. A melancholic milieu study of both deep romance and sadness. ""Rimini"" premiered in the main competition programme of the Berlin Film Festival this year. "

Genre

Drama

Run time

1h 54min

"The death of his mother brings Richie Bravo back from his adopted home in Italy to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Winnetou is still alive. With a schnapps in hand and velvety Wurlitzer melodies in the air, he and his “piccolo fratello” bid farewell in the cellar to the parental home. His father is in a nursing home. Pop star Richie makes his money in Rimini. Life-size posters on the walls of his villa tell of a glorious past but the present is a damp squib. Richie claims he is still “con molto amore” – a bit of a squeeze, and squeezing is what it takes to get Richie into his corset and “jacketto”, with which he rhymes “perfetto”, before ardently crooning schmaltzy German songs in staid hotel foyers. Oozing sultry charm, this Austrian gigolo inveigles his way into the minds, bodies and wallets of women of a certain age. Master director Ulrich Seidl's acclaimed directorial work ""Rimini"" tells of lonely existences in search of happiness while lost in the fog of the Italian off-season. A melancholic milieu study of both deep romance and sadness. ""Rimini"" premiered in the main competition programme of the Berlin Film Festival this year. "

Info

Production year

2022

Local distributor

PÖFF

In Cinemas

11/11/2022