Michael Thomas stars as Richie Bravo a once-famous Austrian pop star in the drama film Rimini, directed by Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl (Import Export, Dog Days). Also starring in the film are Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini and Georg Friedrich
Rimini premiered at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival, and will open in theatres in the US at The Quad in New York City on March 17 and at Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles on March 31. Other cities will follow.
In the film, Richie Bravo (Michael Thomas), once upon a time a successful Austrian pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini, Italy. He funds his dissolute lifestyle and addiction to gambling with concerts for busloads of German-speaking tourists and sexual favors for his female fans.
His world starts to collapse when his adult daughter Tessa (Tessa Göttlicher) suddenly breaks into his life and demands money from him that she feels he owes her. Meanwhile, his elderly father (Hans-Michael Rehberg) who suffers from dementia, goes round and round in circles in an Austrian nursing home as his condition steadily declines.
Watch the official trailer for Rimini.