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Hungarian Film Director Peter Mendak

Medak's latest movie, "Let Him Have it," is the true life story of a mentally handicapped London teenager who was wrongly accused of helping to kill a policeman in 1952. Medak's own life reads like a movie: he was born in Hungary, fled the Nazis and later the Communists, arrived nearly penniless in London, worked his way up through the business, and eventually made movies like "The Ruling Class" and "The Krays."


Other segments from the episode on July 21, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 21, 1992: Interview with Frederick Kempe; Interview with Peter Medak; Review of 8 Bold Souls' album "Sideshow."


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