The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Produced by Arleen Cuevas
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Stefan C. Schaefer
Helgi Sverrisson
Written by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Benedikt Jóhannesson
Music by Pavel E. Smid
Cinematography Rune Kippervik
Butch Maddul
Ragnar Santos
Edited by Benedikt Jóhannesson
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Dagur Kári
Distributed by Poppoli Pictures
Release date
  • 10 February 2008 (2008-02-10) (Berlin International Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes (orig.); 80 minutes
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic
Budget $400,000 (estimated)

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela is a 2008 drama film directed by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson.


Raquela, a Filipino transsexual prostitute dreams of making a new life in Paris. She becomes an internet porn star and meets Valerie, an Icelandic transsexual, and Michael, the owner of the website she works for.[1]


Distribution and reception[edit]

The film showed at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.[2] It has been screened in the Emerging Visions section of the 2008 South by Southwest festival in the United States.[3]

It received the Grand Jury Prize in the 10th 2008 Cinemanila International Film Festival at Malacañan Palace's Kalayaan Hall.[4][5][6]


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