If there is one director who shows the ugliness in humans in all its glory, it is Ulrich Seidl. He showed it in feature films, like Hundstage and the Paradies trilogy, but also in documentaries like Im Keller and Safari - they are highly original films that leave many viewers with an uneasy fascination with beautiful images.
After a brief stay in Austria for his mother's funeral, Richie Bravo (Michael Thomas) has returned to the Italian seaside resort of Rimini. There he makes a living as a second-rate singer who has to entertain, mostly in front of half-empty venues, a somewhat older audience. He earns extra money by hiring himself out to middle-aged women as a gigolo. One day, his daughter Tessa shows up at the door. Her and her mother he left years ago, but she now wants €30,000 from him, the alimony he never paid. How is he supposed to get that much money?