30.09. - 09.10.2021

Gipsy Queen Germany, Austria 2019 | 117 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Hüseyin Tabak

HÜSEYIN TABAK (*1981) studied direction and screenplay writing at the Film Academy in Vienna. His first two films Your Beauty is Worth Nothing and The Horse on the Balcony were big festival hits. His documentary The Legend of the Ugly King also won several awards.

rated for 0 + years
A young woman boxes for her life: a haunting social drama with the legendary Hamburg pub Ritze as the backdrop for a new beginning. Ali (Alina Serban) has the heart of a lioness. With an iron will, the ex-boxer and single parent keeps herself and her children above water with a cleaning job. Ali hasn‘t been in Hamburg very long. She was kicked out of her Romanian Roma village by her father when she get pregnant out of wedlock, and is still traumatized by the rejection. When one day she takes all the pain and frustration out on a punching-bag, Tanne (Tobias Moretti), the owner of the Ritze, spots her talent and takes her under his wing. But returning to the ring comes at a high price for Ali.

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Original title: Gipsy Queen
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German, Romanian
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
Screenplay: Hüseyin Tabak
Cast: Alina Șerban, Tobias Moretti, Irina Kurbanova, Sarah Ulda Carcamo Vallejos, Aslan Yılmaz Tabak, Catrin Striebeck, Aleksandar Jovanovic u.a.
Producer: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
Director of Photography: Lukas Gnaiger
Music: Judit Varga
Production Design: Julia Oberndorfinger, Attila Plangger
Editor: Christoph Loidl
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: ARRI Media
Production: Dor Film-West GmbH; Dor Film
Contact: Dor Film-West GmbH:


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