The Martlet's Tale (1970)

Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Sotiris (George Linjeris) is the grandson of Orsetta (Katina Paxinou), the wealthy matriarch of a Greek family. As she lingers near death, Sotiris is repulsed by the ghoulish death watch prompted by greed for the old woman's fortune. He takes off for an unknown country in the Middle East where he joins a bunch of hash smoking hippies. Although no one is actually seen smoking anything, the hippies spend their days in burned out splendor. This is the directorial debut for John Crowther, son of former critic turned studio executive Bosley Crowther.



death-watch, disillusionment, greed, hippie, inheritance