Memed My Hawk (1984)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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In 1920s Turkey, young peasant Memed (Simon Dutton) elopes with beautiful Hatche (Leonie Mellinger), who was promised in an arranged marriage to the local potentate Abdi Aga's (Sir Peter Ustinov's) son, and later joins a group of bandits.


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  • Herbert Lom and Vesna Cipcic in Memed My Hawk (1984)
  • Peter Ustinov in Memed My Hawk (1984)
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  • Peter Ustinov and Fuad Kavur at an event for Memed My Hawk (1984)

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7 January 2019 | Kavur-596-219507
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| A MARXIST RARITY
Based on Nobel nominee Turkish writer, Yashar Kemal's novel, MEMED is a movie with strong Marxist message, alongside movies such as VIVA ZAPATA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN. The movie tells the story of simple village folks in 1930s Anatolia, exploded by a ruthless feudal landlord, Abdicate Agha, played by Peter Ustinov who also wrote the screenplay and directed. The cinematography by Freddie Francis is superb, and the music by Manos Hadjidakis haunting and dramatic as the scripts demands it.

There are great performances by veteran British actors- Eileen Waye, Siobhan McKenna, Dennis Quilley, Walter Gottel and Herbert Lom.

Sadly, the the Turkish government of 1982 refused permission to shoot MEMED in Turkey, and later permission to exhibit was, and remains, denied

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