Z Poster

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 1998

PG|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z (Yves Montand), 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.

Cast: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin, Charles Denner, Fran├žois Perier, Pierre Dux, Julien Guiomar

Director: Costa-Gavras

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Reggane Films

Keywords: Doctor, Sacrifice, Hospital, Rivalry, 1960s, Dark

Awards

Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Foreign Film - Foreign Language
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)