The Naked King

18 Fragments on Revolution

The Film

In 1978 Andreas Hoessli went to Poland for his doctoral studies. There he made friends with Ryszard Kapuscinski, who was working as a reporter on the unrest in Iran. Shortly after that the Solidarity protests began. 40 years later Hoessli looks back at the great upheavals that ran parallel to each other.

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News

November 05, 2019

"The Naked King" in competition for "Best Documentary" at 27th Camerimage.

Documentary Film Competition:

Camerimage, Toruń (PL); 13th November, 17.00h.

Further Festivals this autumn:

MOVE IT!, Dresden (DE); 7-13th November.

IFFMH, Mannheim (DE); 14th, 15th & 17th November

Dokfest, Kassel (DE); 15th November

October 11, 2019

The Naked King - Special Screening in Geneva. With Andreas Hoessli and Ruth Dreifuss

When and where?:

GENEVA, 28th october 19.30h Cinémas du Grütli. With Andreas Hoessli and Ruth Dreifuss, hosted by Darius Rochebin

and theatrical release:

KLOSTERS, 30th october 20.00h Cinema 89 (single screening)

September 08, 2019

The Naked King - specials & cinema release Switzerland

Our recently awarded (DOK.fest Munich) film "The Naked King" will be released from the 12th of September. In addition, previews will take place from 8 September, ensuing with discussions in the presence of director Andreas Hoessli.

Previews and specials:

BASEL, 8th September 11h kult.kino. In the presence of the director Andreas Hoessli

BERN, 9th September 20h Rex 1. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Daniel Puntas Bernet

ZÜRICH, 10th September 18h Riffraff3. In the presence of the director Andreas Hoessli

LUZERN, 11th September 19h Stattkino. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli, Prof.Dr.Aram Mattioli et Peter Leimgruber

ST.GALLEN, 12th September 20h Kinok. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli, Paul Rechsteiner et Geri Krebs

WINTERTHUR, 13th September 20.15h Cameo. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli et Annette Hug

ZÜRICH, 13th September 10.30h Riffraff1. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli et Jakob Tanner et Annette Hug

LAUSANNE, 14th September 20.30h Cinéma Bellevaux Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli

CHUR, 15th September 18.30h Kinocenter. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli

FREIENSTEIN, 1st October 20h Neues Kino. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Anne-Catherine Lang

ZÜRICH, 3rd October 18.30h Houdini. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Prof.Dr. Monika Dommann

GENEVA, 28th October 19.30h Cinemas du Grütli. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Alt-Bundesrätin Ruth Dreifuss

Cinema release:

ZÜRICH, 12th September Houdini

BERN, 12th September Kino Rex

WINTERTHUR, 12th September Cameo (13./19./22./30.9)

LUZERN, 12th September Stattkino

ST.GALLEN, 12th September Kinok

BASEL, 12th September kult.kino, a collaboration with  Culturescapes

AARAU, 12th September Freier Film

WETTINGEN, 12th September Orient

LAUSANNE 12th September Cinéma Bellevaux

GENF 12th September Cinéma Bio

KLOSTERS, 30th October Cinema 89, single screening

May 18, 2019

THE NAKED KING wins Dok.Fest München

THE NAKED KING by Andreas Hoessli won the main award in the international competition at Dok.Fest München. Congratulations to the director, to producer and DOP Peter Zwierko, cutter Lena Rem and the entire team. Mira Film wants to thank our coproduction partners TM Film (DE), Centrala (PL), ARTE G.E.I.E., Telewizja Polska and funders of the project.

Cinema release in Switzerland in September

May 01, 2019

The Naked King - Premiere at DOK.fest München

We are happy to announce the premiere at DOK.fest München. The director and the film team will be present.

May 11, 8.30pm at Filmmuseum

May 14, 7pm at Atelier 1

May 17, 5pm at Atelier 1

May 19, 11:30 Uhr im HFF - Kino 1

Original German version with German subtitles

Information and tickets HERE

Director's Note

«Many of the questions that came to my mind while editing this film still remain with me today. Why is it that films and photographs from the revolution in Iran nearly always feature large crowds of people? »

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Credits

With

Tadeusz Chętko

Zbigniew Siemiątkowski

Parviz Rafie

Amir Hassan Cheheltan

Negar Tahsili

Mohsen Rafiqdoost

Jacek Petrycki

Kamal Tabrizi

Masoumeh Ebtekar

Józef Pinior

Stefan Piwowar

Skript & Director

Andreas Hoessli

Montage

Lena Rem

Camera & Producer

Peter Zwierko

Associate Producers

Vadim Jendreyko

Hercli Bundi

Co-producers

Paweł Kosuń

Agnieszka Janowska

Jacek Nagłowski

Anna Martensen

Narrator German

Bruno Ganz

Narrator English

Sam Riley

Narrator Polish

Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Production

Mira Film

Co-production

Centrala

TM Film

In co-production with

Telewizja Polska S.A.

Marta Dużbabel

In co-production with

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Sabine Lange

With financial support from

Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK)

Zürcher Filmstiftung

Polish Film Institute

MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

Kulturfonds Suissimage

Ernst Göhner Stiftung

UBS Kulturstiftung

Robert Bosch Stiftung / Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

Succès Passage Antenne

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