DIE LEGENDE VOM HÄSSLICHEN KÖNIG / THE LEGEND OF THE UGLY KING
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
Documentary | D/A | 2017
122 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
They called him the ugly king! A legend, a brilliant director, a revolutionary, a murder? The Kurdish filmmaker Yilmaz Güney was sentenced to over 100 years in prison. In jail, he started making his most successful films. After 17 years of imprisonment, he escaped and won the Golden Palm in 1982. The deeper Hüseyin Tabak digs, the more human and vulnerable the legend Yilmaz Güney becomes.