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.
February 10, 2021
Andreas Hoessli's documentary THE NAKED KING - 18 FRAGMENTS ON REVOLUTION celebrated it's online cinema premiere in Germany on 10 February 2021. The film has already been shown at international film festivals and won the main award in the international competition at Dok.fest München.
Viewers from Switzerland can watch the film here.
In Germany you can watch the film here.
«A clever as well as poetic film about the essence of revolution» WOZ
The film explores the transformation of man in the revolution, confronts secret service agents and shows the attempt to capture a new attitude towards life in memory.
November 05, 2019
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
«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? »
Amir Hassan Cheheltan
Skript & Director
Camera & Producer
In co-production with
Telewizja Polska S.A.
In co-production with
With financial support from
Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK)
Polish Film Institute
MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Robert Bosch Stiftung / Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Succès Passage Antenne
éducation21 / Filme für eine Welt