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Z

Spine #491



Release:
Oct 27, 2009
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Z

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Directed By: Costa-Gavras
Starring: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin, Pierre Dux, Francois Perier, Charles Denner, Georges Geret
Licensor: Roissy Films

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A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras's Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking. This Academy Award winner-loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis-stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who's determined not to let them get away with it. Featuring kinetic, rhythmic editing, Raoul Coutard's expressive vérité photography, and Mikis Theodorakis's unforgettable, propulsive score, Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Peter Cowie
  • New interviews with Costa-Gavras and Coutard
  • Archival interviews with Costa-Gavras; producer-actor Jacques Perrin; actors Yves Montand, Irène Papas, and Jean-Louis Trintignant; and Vassilis Vassilikos, author of the book Z
  • Theatrical trailer

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