Z (1969), Costa Gavras

Z (1969), Costa Gavras

A gripping political thriller, Z,  chronicles the assassination of liberal Greek politician Gregoris Lambrakis in 1963 and its cover up by military and government officials. The film, directed by Costa Gavras, is accompanied by a stirring score by Mikos Theodorakis, who was imprisoned at the time of the film’s production. With its kinetic, rhythmic editing and expressive vérité photography, the film is widely regarded as a technical masterpiece.

On its release, Z immediately became one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and was the first foreign film in 31 years to earn an Oscar nomination for best picture.

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