Z (The Criterion Collection)
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Z (The Criterion Collection)
Costa-Gavras's Z, winner of the 1970 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, is a classic political thriller, combining intrigue with raw emotional power. The story turns on the investigation of the assassination of a left-wing Greek politician (Yves Montand), and his government's attempts to cover up the murky circumstances. Montand receives death threats as he prepares to give a speech condemning the government, and is then run down in front of numerous witnesses. Jean-Louis Trintignant (The Conformist) plays the judge assigned to the investigation, who gradually discovers how far the state will go to rid itself of political opposition. As he is warned off the case by his superiors, the judge becomes even more determined to discover the truth, no matter where it might lead. Costa-Gavras (Missing, Mad City) is in familiar territory here, but no one handles this type of material better. Z is a classic of political intrigue and social consciousness. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In a time of incredible paranoia and fear, propogated by a police state apparatus with virtually no limits to its power - the ability of a few people with a desire and the courage to seek justice make a difference. Here this is no cliché. Greece was the birthplace of democracy. I find it poignant that some democratic protests in Greece in the 1960s are the cannonade launching "Z." Do not pass this by. Purchase this DVD!
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Took a long time for the story to get to its point.
Unfortunately; the picture had silver streaks at the bottom of the screen that came & went. Becoming quite the distraction
Director Costa-Gavras. Winner of a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 1969. I found the array of characters and their motivations intriguing.Published 9 months ago by TheSphinx
This is a very rare movie and a gem to find for such a low price.Published 22 months ago by Michel Alexandre Gerin
Take yourself back to Greece in 1967...a time of major instability. The Military would not put up with that, so seized power. Read morePublished 22 months ago by BobG
I first saw this film in 1970 when I was a college student. In 2004, it retains its relevance to me as an Amercian. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Larry VanDeSande
The "experts" commenting here advise avoiding the English "DUBBED" version.
The ENGLISH VERSION was filmed in parallel with the french version (The use of... Read more
The 1969 Oscar winner for best foreign film is based on the 1963 assassination of Greek communist politician and doctor Gregorio Lambrekis. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004 by Daniel J. Hamlow
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