After five intensive weeks in North Rhine-Westphalia, Dominik Galizia has finished shooting his new film “Rock ‘N’ Roll Ringo“. In the action drama, Dominik Galizia, who caused a stir in 2022 with the cult film “Heiko’s World“, dives into the world of prizefighting – a unique scene that may not be around for much longer.
Martin Rohde, known as the hero of “Heiko’s World” and awarded “Best Actor“ at the Munich Film Festival 2021, is back in the cast. Rohde plays the lead role, Ringo, a scaffolder. After he loses his job, he fights his way through as a temporary worker on the fairground and finally agrees to become a fairground boxer. With the hard fights he wants one thing above all: to fulfil a long-awaited wish for his deaf daughter (Tuba Seese).
As with “Heiko’s World“, Dominik Galizia wrote the script and directed “Rock ‘N’ Roll Ringo” himself. Once again he relies on authenticity instead of scenery. The film was shot at original locations such as the Düsseldorf Rhine Fair and the Cranger Kirmes.
In addition to Martin Rohde, the cast includes actors such as Larissa Sirah Herden (“King of Stonks“), Margarethe Tiesel (“Paradise: Love“), Peter Trabner (“Fat Girls“) and Erwin Leder (“Das Boot“). 12-year-old Tuba Seese makes her screen debut as Ringo’s deaf film daughter (Mia).
Massuda Kassem and Thomas Otto (Mutter und Vater Film GmbH) produced the film together with Dominik Galizia and Alexander Schoeller (ASP GmbH). Christine Rau took over the production management. As with “Heiko’s World“, Elias C.J. Köhler directed the camera on 35mm.
The project was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the DFFF. UCM.ONE is responsible for German distribution and world sales.