An intimate portrait of legendary actor Helmut Berger, an inspiration to film director Luchino Visconti. In the 1970s, at the height of his handsomeness and stardom, Berger immortalized the exuberant jet set lifestyle of the period. In recent year he has led a far more modest life, away from the spotlight, in a two-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Salzburg, Austria, his hometown. This unusual documentary follows Berger’s life, exposing his constant mood swings and aggression outbursts - just as funny as charming. According to filmmaker John Waters, this is “the best and the worst movie of the year.” Venice, 2015.
1968, Salzburg, Austria. He studied photography in Vienna and multimedia-art in Salzburg. Filmography: Clearance (short, 1998), Poroerotus (medium, 1999), The Silence of Green (medium, 2002), This Ain’t No Heartland (best film at Chicago, 2004), Views of a Retired Night Porter (medium, best documentary in Karlovy Vary, 2006), Arab Attraction (IDFA, 2010), Postcard from Somova, Romania (short, Rotterdam, 2011), and Earth’s Golden Playground (2013).