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Z

(DVD - 2002 - French)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Z


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A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.
Title: Z
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York :, Wellspring Media,, c2002
Edition: The masterworks ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Based on the novel by Vassili Vassilikos
Originally produced as a motion picure in 1968
Summary: A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.
Audience: Rated PG
Awards & Distinctions: Winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Film 1969
ISBN: 1604651903
9781604651904
0794202012
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Report This Oct 19, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A truly classic and chilling film about the assassination of political activist, Gregoris Lambrakis, in Greece in 1963. Should be required viewing in any history class.

Report This Jun 20, 2012
  • AmyEighttrack rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Hailed as one of the greatest political thrillers ever made", it's based on the assassination of a left wing/democratic politician in Greece in 1963. There's a lot of real-life background about Greece's political climate in the post-WW II years in the extras and/or commentary.

Good film made me feel like I am observing all the situation in front of the screen. Criminal government was an important issue in Turkey too, still is. Law and justice can be dirty but still there are good ones who do the right thing.

Report This Mar 17, 2010
  • NJW rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic film. See this one and Missing -- they sure don't make them like this anymore. Solid Criterion release.

Report This Mar 03, 2010
  • richseeger rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is powerful film-making. The director has a direct link to the unstable political history of Greece and, indeed, all of the portrayals and actions on screen are intended to evoke true events. Costa-Gavras also knew he was making a film, and to him that meant that it should entertain and resonate for years to come. This should be required viewing in high-schools.

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