The Hungry Wolves (Aç Kurtlar)

The Hungry Wolves poster


HUNGRY WOLVES (AÇ KURTLAR) is the second feature film of Yılmaz Güney as a director. It is based on a novel by Haydar Turan and is considered to be a Turkish 'Western'. The film, shot in the eastern town of Muş, was banned by the Film Control Commission in Turkey and so was not allowed to be shown in movie theatres.

Memed aka 'Sparrow' is a fugitive, who finds and execute bandits. 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.

Director: Yılmaz Güney

Cast: Yılmaz Güney, Sevgi Can, Hayati Hamzaoğlu, Enver Güney, Türkan Agralı

Length: 85 minutes