Ulrich Seidl
Ewald moved to Rumania years ago. Now in his 40s, he seeks a fresh start. Leaving his girlfriend, he moves to the hinterland. With young boys from the area, he transforms a decaying school into a fortress. The children enjoy a new, carefree existence. But the distrust of the villagers is soon awoken. And Ewald is forced to confront a truth he has long suppressed. SPARTA is the brother film to RIMINI, and the conclusion of Ulrich Seidl’s diptych about the inescapability of the past and the pain of finding yourself.
Technical Data
Running time: 101 min
Format: digital
Language spoken: German, Romanian
Production year: 2022
Director(s): Ulrich Seidl
Writer(s): Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler, Serafin Spitzer
Editing: Mona Willi
Key cast: Georg Friedrich, Florentina Elena Pop, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Marius Ignat, Octavian-Nicolae Cocis
Producers: Ulrich Seidl, Philippe Bober, Michel Merkt
September 18, 2022
San Sebastián (Competition)
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