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Ulrich Seidl / AT, DE, FR, 2022 / 101 min.

Follow-up to Ulrich Seidl’s feature Rimini: Ewald, brother of saccharine popular singer Richie Bravo, sets off to Romania to work with orphans, in the hope of channelling his paedophile urges. The Toronto Film Festival cancelled the world première.

poster Sparta (Ulrich Seidl, AT 2023)

In Ulrich Seidl’s Rimini, we followed washed-up popular singer Richie Bravo. His younger brother Ewald seems to be leading a conventional life as an electronic engineer – but once he hits his 40s, he decides to change direction completely. Ewald goes to a run-down village in Transylvania, where with a group of boys – some of whom are orphans – he converts an abandoned school building into a fort. The children enjoy being outside, playing sports and working on the building. Ewald also feels liberated in the company of the children. He is a tormented man, however, as he struggles to keep his paedophile urges under control.

Details

This movie contains scenes showing explicit sexThis movie contains foul languagePersons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Ulrich Seidl

Production year

2022

Country

AT, DE, FR

Original title

Sparta

Length

101 min.

Language

Romanian, German, English

Subtitles

NLD of ENG

Format

DCP

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still Sparta (Ulrich Seidl, AT 2023)
still Sparta (Ulrich Seidl, AT 2023)
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