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Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Trintignant
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François Périer François Périer
Le procureur
Jacques Perrin Jacques Perrin
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Pierre Dux Pierre Dux
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Mikis Theodorakis, Costa Gavras - Z (1969)

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A great classic

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I always had a weak spot for Costa-Gavras and it has been many years since I wanted to watch his magnum opus. And boy, I wasn't disappointed! Indeed, it is simply an amazing political thriller, easily one of the best I have ever seen (I still think that 'La battaglia di Algeri' is better though). To be honest, it is rather slow paced but the directing was nothing short of amazing. Personally, I al... read more
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Description: In a mid-sized metropolis in a right-wing military led country, a pacifist organization, which supports the opposition party in the government, is planning on holding an anti-military, nuclear disarmament rally. The organization's charismatic leader - the deputy - is scheduled to arrive in the town from the capital the day of the rally. Beyond the problems arranging the rally due to the probable incitement of violence at such a rally, the organization learns of an unconfirmed report that there will be an attempt on the deputy's life. The rally does happen, after which a three-wheeled kamikaze runs over the deputy, who eventually ... (more)
Release date: 8 December 1969
UPC: 720917050058
Tags: Thriller (8), 1969 (6), Corruption (5), Politics (5), Drama (5), Crime (5), 1960s (5), Mystery (4), French (4), History (4), Photographer (3), Communist (3), France (3), Conspiracy (2), Violence (2), Journalist (2), Algeria (2), Bartender (1), Policeman (1), Torture (1)
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" Notes: It is simply an amazing political thriller, easily one of the best I have ever seen. To be honest, it is rather slow paced but the directing was nothing short of amazing. Personally, I always dread it when US thrillers tend to loose focus and throw some random and tedious action scenes but it never happened here. Costa-Gavras kept instead a realistic approach, almost clinical, and the thing was so sharp, there was not even room for any sub-plots or romantic angles. The only thing which "


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