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The Legend of the Ugly King (2017)

A young filmmaker sets out to explore the eventful life of the famous Kurdish director, actor, and revolutionary Yilmaz Güney, who achieved international attention by films like Yol (Palm d'Or, 1982) or Sürü (Golden Leopard, 1978).

Director:

Hüseyin Tabak

Writer:

Hüseyin Tabak
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yilmaz Güney ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tarik Akan ... Self
Patrick Blossier Patrick Blossier ... Self
Costa-Gavras ... Self
Leyla Demirezen Leyla Demirezen ... Self
Sule Demirezen Sule Demirezen ... Self
Halil Ergün Halil Ergün ... Self
Miguel Ángel Estrella Miguel Ángel Estrella ... Self
Fatos Güney Fatos Güney ... Self
Michael Haneke ... Self
Gilles Jacob Gilles Jacob ... Self
Donat Keusch Donat Keusch ... Self
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Self
Jack Lang ... Self
Elif Güney Pütün Elif Güney Pütün ... Self
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Storyline

Director Yilmaz Güney produced his most well-known film, YOL, which was honored with the Golden Palm in Cannes in 1982, from his Turkish prison cell, shortly before he broke free and fled to France. His work became a forerunner of Kurdish cinema. On his cinematic research trips, Hüseyin Tabak gathered multifaceted material on the politically polarizing director extraordinaire: from archive images, film clips, and interview sequences, he pursues the question: who was Yilmaz Güney? Who was this infamous "Ugly King"?

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The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2017. See more »

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

English | Turkish | German | French

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Legende vom hässlichen König See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,682
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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