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Winner of the Granit Best Documentary prize at the 2017 Hof International Film Festival, The Legend of the Ugly King is an intimate portrait of the late Yilmaz Güney, the legendary Kurdish filmmaker who made Sürü, which received a special mention at the 1978 Festival del film Locarno, and Yol, the 1982 Palme d’or (p. 98). Such big names as Michael Haneke and Costa-Gavras are taking part in this colourful homage.

  • Swiss Premiere
  • Documentary
  • Allemagne, Autriche
  • 2017 | 122 min. | Colour
  • Language : Kurdish | Turkish | English | German | French | Spanish
  • Subtitles : Deutsch
Cast & Crew
Hüseyin Tabak
Lukas Gnaiger
Christoph Loidl
Andrew Bird
Judit Varga
Tom Schön
Leyla Demirezen
Constantin Costa-Gavras
Patrick Blossier
Tarik Akan
Yilmaz Güney
Mehmet Aktas
Production Company
, Mitos Film
Print Contact
Mitos Film
Lea Drescher, Berlin
Hüseyin Tabak
Germany, 1981
    2008 Cheeese… (short, awarded in Tallinn)
2010 Kick Off (Best Documentary, Viennale)
2010 Heim (short)
2012 Deine Schönheit ist nichts wert (Best Film, Austrian Film Award)
2012 Das Pferd auf dem Balkon

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