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.
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.
AT, DE, FR
Romanian, German, English
NLD of ENG