Feature Film, AT/DE 2019, Farbe, 112 min., OmdU
Director, Script: Hüseyin Tabak
Cast: Alina Șerban, Tobias Moretti, Irina Kurbanova, Catrin Striebeck, Aleksandar Jovanovic
Camera: Lukas Gnaiger
Editor: Christoph Loidl
Location Sound: Maj-Linn Preiß
Music: Judit Varga
Sounddesign: Dominik Schleier
Production Design: Julia Oberndorfinger, Attila Plangger
Costumes: Katrin Aschendorf
Producers: Danny Krausz
Production: Dor Film
The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The single mom Ali, a former professional boxer and a Roma, struggles to survive and keep her children by working odd jobs in Hamburg. When she joins the crew at Ritze, a neighborhood bar, the has-been boxer Tanne recognizes her talent and organizes her comeback, for which the young mother has to pay a high price. GIPSY QUEEN is an homage to the history of the boxer film and a courageous milieu study with a bold woman character rarely seen in the cinema.