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Intikam Melegi

Alternative title
Female Hamlet Kadim Hamlet The Angel of Vengeance - The Female Hamlet
Synopsis
Feature film. Low budget, independent film in which Hamlet is played by a woman (often in male dress) and Ophelia by a man. The film is set in contemporary Turkey; it maintains the outline of Hamlet while commenting on the social and political issues of the time.
Language
Turkish
Country
Turkey
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1977
Duration
100 mins

Credits

Director
Metin Erksan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Mertin Erksan
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich
Cast
Fatma GirikHamlet
Reha YurdakulClaudius
Sevda FerdagGertrude
Yuksel GozenPolonius
Ahmet SezerelOphelia
Ahmet TurgutluGravedigger
Ali CagaloguluGhost
Ayla OranliRosencrantz
Baki TamerFrancisco
Coskun GogenBarnardo
Ihsan GedikMarcellus
Orcun SonatLaertes
Senem KayraGuildenstern
Yavuz SelekmanHoratio

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
1970s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal

Notes

Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p.161, entry 677).

Variety (27 July 1977). p. 22

Production Company

Name

Ugur Film

Online Retailer

Name

superhappyfun.com

Web
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