The Legend of the Ugly King

a film by Huseyin Tabak

The Legend of the Ugly King

Germany | 2017 | 122:00 min

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Documentary
Synopsis
They called him The Ugly King! A myth, a hero, a film legend. Who was Yilmaz Güney? A highly talented director? A revolutionary? A murderer? A genius or a lunatic?
Young director Hüseyin Tabak is searching for answers by conducting research for a script about the Kurdish filmmaker from Turkey. Güney was sentenced to more than 100 years inprison. Mainly for political reasons but also for murdering a judge. He started making movies from jail. His most famous film YOL won the Palme d‘Or in 1982. The deeper Hüseyin digs, the more the legendary Ugly King appears human and vulnerable.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Huseyin Tabak
Original Languages

Kurdish

Turkish

English

German

French

Spanish

Production Company
mîtosfilm
Oranienstr. 191, 10999 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 54719462

info@mitosfilm.com
http://www.mitosfilm.com
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