Two men, two brothers, their childhood home in Lower Austria. They drink to their late mother, they bury her. Then they drive back to their real lives. But sooner or later both their pasts will catch up with them.
At times recalling The Wrestler in its study of chasing faded fame, Rimini is a funny, sometimes vulgar and often moving tale of people struggling towards contentment despite lifetimes of disappointment. The film is a scathing character study about how easy it can be to commodify people’s lives.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States