In the wintry coastal town of Rimini, Italy, Richie Bravo (Michael Thomas), plies a dismal trade as an aging and fading demi-idol popstar, performing for coach parties of elderly German-speaking ladies. He supplements his meagre performance fees by sleeping with women from the audience for money.
Following the death of his mother, and a brief union with his brother, Richie’s life takes an downward turn, as his adult daughter Tessa (Tessa Göttlicher), unexpectedly appears, to demand the child support that Richie never paid. Finding a newfound sense of familial duty, Richie attempts to embezzle and cheat his way to fulfilling the debt.
A vivid, oddly alluring portrait of monstrous self-ignorance, desolate Rimini is the stage for justice to be served.
Director: Ulrich Seidl
Cast: Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg
114 minutes, Germany, France, Austria, 2022, CLUB.