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Z
- Yves Montand

Overview - Based on a true incident, the Deputy Z is struck down by a speeding truck while hundreds watch. Despite the report of accidental death, a journalist's questioning of the facts leads to an investigation.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Based on a true incident, the Deputy Z is struck down by a speeding truck while hundreds watch. Despite the report of accidental death, a journalist's questioning of the facts leads to an investigation.

Awards:
1969 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner
1969 - Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film Winner
1969 - Cannes - Best Actor Winner

Cast List

Costa Gavras - Greek Director, Z (1969)
Constantin Gavras - Greek Director, Z (1969)
Constantin Costa-Gavras - Greek Director, Z (1969)
Costa-Gavras - Greek Director, Z (1969)
Jean-Louis Trintignant - French Actor/Director
Yves Montand - French actor/singer
Irene Papas - Greek Actress

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 127
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 715515049313
  • Genre: Foreign Video - French
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2009

Related Categories:
Movies > Foreign Films
Movies > French

Related Keywords:
Classic
Mystery
Politics
Suspense
Thriller
True Story
Recommended
Reporters
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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Synopsis:
"Z" is a classic Cold-War political thriller, based on a true story. It concerns the assassination of Zei, a popular pacifist and anti-nuclear leader. The aftermath of the incident reveals a deeper government conspiracy with the subsequent fallout.

Notes:
Filmed on location in Algeria. Was originally rated M by the MPAA, but was re-rated PG when the M rating was discontinued. Won the Jury Prize and Jean-Louis Trintignant won the Best Actor award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Film Editing, Best Foreign Language Film.

Reviews:
"...The movie exhilarates with its blistering pace and extraordinarily corrupt villains..." - 06/28/2002 USA Today, p.4E


"Z is a pulse-pounding procedural that pieces together the murder of a left-wing youth leader....This is an amazing film..." -- Grade: A- - 10/29/2009 Entertainment Weekly


"It was the perfect film for the end of a turbulent decade, and eternally relevant to the brutal regimes that have popped up since." -- Grade: A- - 10/28/2009 Box Office

 
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