Archive of films This Is Not Me / Richard Müller: Nespoznaný

Slovak Republic / Czech Republic
2016, 90 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

This uncompromising, sometimes painfully revealing but always deeply insightful portrait presents the life of Richard Müller from a fresh perspective. We get to know the famous Slovak singer as a still uncommonly charismatic man who has become exhausted by his struggles with addiction, mental illness, and the demands of show business.


Synopsis

“My career is over today,” pants a winded Richard Müller after one of his recent concerts. “Like hell it is,” responds a member of his team, adding resolutely, “You’re at the point where you can’t ever stop.” People can become so hopelessly enmeshed in the machinery of show business that it becomes impossible to free themselves – and perhaps they don’t even want to… With his inimitable voice and unmistakable personal charisma, the renowned singer took the 1990s Czech and Slovak pop-rock scenes by storm. After the new millennium, however, he veered away from his outstanding career, the result of a frenetic lifestyle involving addiction and psychological issues. On tour with the band Fragile, we peer into Müller’s damaged core but without a taste of sensationalism, allowing director Miro Remo to frame an uncompromising portrait: While repeatedly laying things painfully bare, the film always remains deeply insightful.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Miro Remo (b. 1983, Ladce, Czechoslovakia) grew up in northwestern Slovakia. He left off studies in mechatronics at Trenčín University upon being accepted to Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU). Three of his student films screened at festivals around the world, earning more than 40 awards. To date he has notched his greatest success with an original short portrait of his uncle and grandmother entitled Arsy-Versy (2003), and his other projects reveal his efforts to rework the film image in fresh ways. His feature-length documentary debut Comeback (2014, KVIFF Documentary Competition), about making a new start, captures two men whose prospects for the future were frozen in time while they served long prison sentences. In the satirical documentary Coolture (2016) he takes aim at the commercialization and trivialization of Slovakia’s cultural milieu.

Contacts

endorfilm
Přímětická 4, 140 00, Praha 4
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 241 730 780
E-mail: endorfilm@endorfilm.cz
www: www.endorfilm.cz

Asociace českých filmových klubů
Stonky 860, 686 01, Uherské Hradiště
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 572 501 989
Fax: +420 572 501 400
E-mail: produkce@acfk.cz
www: www.acfk.cz

Press kit



About the film

COLOR, DCP
International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Miro Remo
Screenplay: Marek Kučera, Miro Remo
Dir. of Photography: Miro Remo
Music: Richard Müller, Fragile
Editor: Marek Kráľovský
Producer: Ivan Ostrochovský, Jiří Konečný
Production: Punkchart films, endorfilm
Coproduction: Česká televize, RTVS, AII4Films, Arsy-Versy
Contact: endorfilm
Distributor: Asociace českých filmových klubů

Guests

Miro Remo

Film Director

Ivan Ostrochovský

Producer, Film Director


Marek Kučera

Screenwriter

Jiří Konečný

Producer


Marek Kráľovský

Film Editor

Lukáš Kasprzyk

Film Crew, Sound Designer


Věra Krincvajová

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