The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution

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    The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution

    Der nackte König – 18 Fragmente über Revolution

    Directed by

    Switzerland, Germany, Poland


    108 min

    • English
    • German
    • Persian
    • Polish


    A young war journalist witnesses the 1980 Polish uprising. Almost 40 years later, now an award-winning film director, he returns to Poland to investigate how people experience decisive moments in history. Following the footsteps of Ryszard Kapuscinski, Polish daredevil war correspondent, he continues his journey to Iran, the country of a great revolution. This meditative search between Poland and Iran leads to the emotional legacy of revolutions.


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    Andreas Hoessli
    Peter Zwierko
    Filip Drozdz
    Lena Rem
    Andreas Hoessli


    As this essay moves across time, it transcends the power of record and documentation alone, to survey the remains of revolution, in conversation with romanticism and limitation.

    DOK.fest München

    A striking work for the precision and complexity of its approach.

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    The direct focus it places on human beings ultimately results in a film which is both humane and universal.

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    Andreas Hoessli

    Andreas Hoessli


    Andreas Hoessli studied Sociology and Social and Economic History in Zurich and Paris, and did his post Graduate studies in Warsaw. He is a journalist, Eastern European correspondent for Swiss newspapers, as well as foreign production director and reporter for Swiss television. Since 1987, he is also a director of documentaries for television and cinema.