King Of The AirS – Notes On A Friendship


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Feature Documentary by Ivo Zen, 78 Minutes

Original title: Zaunkönig – Tagebuch einer Freundschaft
English title: King Of The Airs – Notes On A Friendship
Titre français: Le roi des airs – Notes sur une amitié 


Martin indulged in his excessive use of drugs. He recorded his frenzied life in his diaries while his friend Ivo passionately captured everything on film with his Super 8 camera. Both sought for the absolute – average was not an option.
Through the lens of this journal, Ivo Zen tells the story of his generation, a story about friendship and the desire to fly higher than anybody else.

The diaries of Martin Felix, which are cited in the film, have been published in January 2013 as a book (ISBN 978-3-033-03538-6).

--> Place your order for the book by e-mail to the publisher Christine Felix (CHF 55.- incl. postage in Switzerland): ch.felix@nospam.invalid

Cast and Crew

With: Ivo Zen, Christine Felix, Ivan Beer, Martin Ghisletti, Katarina V., Lorenz Felix, Jean-Claude Campell, Marry, Philipp

Director: Ivo Zen    
Written by: Ivo Zen, Hercli Bundi   
Production: Mira Film, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen    
Producer: Hercli Bundi   
Cinematography: Ulrich Grossenbacher
Cinematography S-8: Ivo Zen   
Editing: Tania Stöcklin    
Location Sound: Ivo Schläpfer    
Sound Design and Sound Mix: Daniel Hobi   
Music: Trixa Arnold, Ilja Komarov
Commissioner SRF: Urs Augstburger


Feature Documentary by Ivo Zen
Coproduction of Mira Film with Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRG SSR

Financially supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung, Kanton Graubünden, Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL, Kulturfonds Suissimage, Bundesamt für Kultur, Succès Passage Antenne, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, UBS Kulturstiftung, Stiftung Bündner Suchthilfe, Stiftung Stavros Niarchos, Stadt Chur, Graubündner Kantonalbank
Developed within Sources 2

DCP, 78 Minutes, Farbe, 16:9
Original Version German/Swiss German, Subtitles German/English/French
© 2016 Mira Film / Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRG SSR
ISAN 0000-0004-1676-0000-Y-0000-0000-9

Distribution Switzerland: Vinca Film
See more details: Swiss Films database  


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Festivals / Awards

Visions du Réel Nyon 2016, Competition "Regards Neuf" Domestical premiere 17th of April 2016
Nomination Basler Filmpreis 2016
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017, Documentary Competition, 
Solothurner Filmtage 2017, Panorama
Dokumentarfestival Karlsruhe dokKa 2017
Nomination for the music composition of the Dokumentarfilmmusikpreis at DOK.fest München, 2017
Festival Der neue Heimatfilm Freistadt/AT 2017