Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Feature Film, AT/DE/FR 2022, Farbe, 114 min., dOF
Diagonale 2022

Director: Ulrich Seidl
Script: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cast: Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich
Camera: Wolfgang Thaler
Editor: Monika Willi
Location Sound: Klaus Kellermann
Music: Fritz Ostermayer, Herwig Zamernik
Sounddesign: Matz Müller
Production Design: Andreas Donhauser, Renate Sturminger-Martin
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Additional Credits: Casting: Eva Roth, Henri Steinmetz, Klaus Pridnig zusätzlicher Schnitt: Andrea Wagner Re-recording: Tobias Fleig Executive Producers DE/FR: Sarah Nagel, Isabell Wiegand Executive Producers: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald Associate Producer: Veronika Franz Producers: Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt
Producers: Ulrich Seidl
Production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
Co-production: In Koproduktion mit Bayerischer Rundfunk (DE), Arte France Cinéma (FR) in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte (DE) | In Koproduktion mit: Essential Films (DE), Parisienne de Production (FR)


A former pop star sings and boozes against reality in wintry Rimini. Ulrich Seidl’s new film, which celebrated its world premiere in the competition at this year’s Berlinale, is a multi-layered portrait of a staggering man, formulated with his usual harshness, offset with surprising tenderness. In RIMINI, Michael Thomas, Austria’s best crooner, is on stage, Inge Maux and Claudia Martini inspire as his fans.