Memed is a fugitive with a sole purpose to find and execute bandits in the mountains. When a rich landowner wants to avenge the death of his father, he hires Memed as a bounty hunter. During his hunt, Memed saves a woman from the hands of bandits.
Yılmaz Güney’s hard-boiled, onscreen persona reaches its peak in this offbeat black and white western. Made just three years after Sergio Leone completed his Dollars trilogy, The Hungry Wolves sees Güney transplant Leone’s aloof anti-heroes to the snowy mountains of Eastern Anatolia.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France