Ali, a courageous woman and single mother of two kids, works with the trainer and owner of a rundown box club in order to provide for her family.


Hüseyin Tabak


Hüseyin Tabak
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Credited cast:
Alina Serban ... Ali Gheorghiu
Tobias Moretti ... Tanne
Irina Kurbanova ... Mary
Catrin Striebeck Catrin Striebeck ... Gloria
Sarah Carcamo Vallejos Sarah Carcamo Vallejos ... Esmeralda Gheorghiu
Aslan Yilmaz Tabak Aslan Yilmaz Tabak ... Mateo Gheorghiu
Aleksandar Jovanovic ... Udo
Sergiu Costache ... Pepe
Sorin Mihai Sorin Mihai ... Eftimie
Jürgen Blin Jürgen Blin ... Jürgen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Al Amin Brian Al Amin ... Sparring Boxer
Andreas Anke Andreas Anke ... Store Detective
Katharina Behrens Katharina Behrens ... Linda
Virgil Constantin Virgil Constantin ... Zeko
Yüsa Durak Yüsa Durak ... Yusuf


Ali has the heart of a lioness, is proud, doesn't complain and works herself to the bone for her two children, as a cleaner in Hamburg's famous nightclub "Ritze". But deep in her heart Ali carries a wound: after she became an unmarried mother in Romania she was disowned by her father - for whom, until then, she was the Gypsy Queen, the queen of all Roma. When Ali discovers the boxing ring in the Ritze's basement one day and gets to watch a fight, it brings back memories of boxing training with her father. Fully equipped and disappointed by life, Ali vents all her fury on the punching bag one evening. Tanne, ex-boxer and owner of the Ritze sees her and recognizes her talent. She starts to box again and sees the chance for a better life.

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.


Drama | Sport


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Shot in parts at the legendary nightclub "Zur Ritze", which is situated in Hamburg's red light district Reeperbahn. In the basement of the club there is a boxing gym still used for practice and local boxing events. See more »


Hunger wie ein Bär
Written and performed by Booz Jakob
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Rocky at the Hamburger Reeperbahn
12 June 2020 | by KinocastSee all my reviews

A female-Roma Rocky Version at the Hamburger Reeperbahn vs. Million Dollar Baby. The young woman struggles between parenting her daughter while haveng three less-paid jobs. Vast Majority of the actors seemed to be amateurs. Only a few stick out of the mass. The story is not audience have to have a lot of good will and ignore the plot errors, bad writing and goofs.

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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (Austria) See more »

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Gipsy Queen See more »

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Övelgönne, Hamburg, Germany See more »

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1.85 : 1
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