The Legend of the Ugly King

Die Legende vom hässlichen König

“Ugly King” was the nickname of the Kurdish director Yilmaz Güney, who became famous outside Turkey for his recognizable film style and is still regarded as an idol within the country for his political beliefs. A young German-Kurdish filmmaker decides to learn who was really the man that became his greatest influence and delivers a manifold portrait of a fiery personality full of vision, but also contradictions.

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Direction: Hüseyin Tabak
Script: Hüseyin Tabak
Cinematography: Lukas Gnaiger
Editing: Christoph Loidl, Andrew Bird
Sound: Tom Schön, Atanas Tcholavok
Music: Judit Varga
Production: Mitosfilm
Producer/Producers: Mehmet Aktas
Format: DCP
Color: Color/B&W
Production Country: Germany, Austria
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 122'
World Sales: Mitosfilm,


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