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Memed, My Hawk Details


This disappointing, pretentious farce by writer and director [[Performer~P114937~Peter Ustinov~peterustinov]], who also stars as the incompetent but powerful Abki Aga, is based on a novel by Yashar Kemal about Memed ([[Performer~P20828~Simon Dutton~simondutton]]) a man who escapes into the Turkish hills with the woman he loves ([[Performer~P48327~Leonie Mellinger~leoniemellinger]]), a woman already betrothed to the nephew of the region's governor (Aga). Even though Memed joins a band of brigands he is not successful when he first tries to kill Aga, who lords it over five different villages and has a sizeable army, and so he tries again. Unfortunately, Turkey is not only the setting, but an apt descriptive term for this 105-minute film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi