Z (1969)

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Poster for the movie "Z"

Z (1969)

127 min - Drama, History, Thriller - 26 February 1969

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.

Director:  Costa-Gavras
Director of Photography:  Raoul Coutard
Original Music Composer:  Míkis Theodorakis
Author:  Vasilis Vasilikos, Jorge Semprún
Writers:  Jorge Semprún.

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Storyline

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.


Collections: Costa-Gavras

Tagline: He is alive!

Details

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Country:   Algeria France
Language:  French, English, Russian
Release Date:  26 February 1969

Box Office

Revenue:  $83,305

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Valoria Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 07 min

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