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König des Comics

80 min.
Year of Production:
Ralf König
Joachim Król
Hella von Sinnen
Ralph Morgenstern
René Krummenacher
Olaf Gabriel
Production Company:
Rosa von Praunheim Film
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

Humour, irony and razor sharp observation are his liberating weapons against bigoted prejudice, and gay life, gay clichés, male sensibilities, desires and frustrations, urban neuroses, forays into antiquity and the influence of religion on society are the topics that Ralf König, Gemany’s best-known comic illustrator alongside Moers and Brösel, has called his own. The documentary KING OF COMICS pays tribute to an artist at the height of his creativity. König’s life and art are closely intertwined with the emergent gay community of the late seventies. It all began in a village in Westphalia where at an early age illustrating helped him come out. His ‘adolescent scribbling’ (sic) soon evolved into an assured comic style still informed by a sense of humour that is both frivolous and anarchistic. König’s topics and interests have long gone beyond homosexuality to embrace more universal and philosophic subjects, and he will no doubt continue to plumb the depths of social convention ad absurdum.

BIOGRAFIE Rosa von Praunheim

Born in Riga, in 1942. He studied at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main and at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 1967, von Praunheim directed his first short films. He made his cinema breakthrough in 1971 with the documentary Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt.

FILMOGRAFIE Rosa von Praunheim (selection)

2017 Überleben in Neukölln  2016 Welcome All Sexes: 30 Jahre Teddy Awards   2015 Härte  2013 Mario Wirz  2011 Mondo Lux - Die Bilderwelten des Werner Schroeter  2011 Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo  2011 König des Comics  2010 New York Memories  2007 Tote Schwule – lebende Lesben  2004 Umsonst gelebt - Walter Schwarze  2004 Männer Helden und schwule Nazis  1990 Positiv  1989 Schweigen = Tod  1971 Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt 

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