"Z"

The movie “Z” is an Algerian-French thriller shot in 1969 by the director Kostantinos Gavras.
The film's title relates to a popular Greek protest slogan meaning “he lives” refering to the Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis.
“Z” was nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film”, “Best Picture” and won the “New York Film Critics Circle Awards”, the “Golden Globes” and many others.

 

The story is based on the murder of democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963.
The casting is constitued by famous actors like: Jean-Louis Trintignant (the investigating magistrate), Yves Montand, Irene Papas and Jacques Perrin(the journalist).
The begins concerns to the preparations for a reunion of the opposition part where the pacifist Deputy is going to give a speech about advocating nuclear disarmament but some anticommunist protestants(sponsored by the government) try to bring him down.
In the movie, you will find the satirical vision of Greek politics in that years, the dark sense of humor and the military dictatorship that ruled Greece.
I invite you to watch it!

 

 

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