Z

(1969)

Overview

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.

  1. Jorge Semprún

    Author

  2. Vasilis Vasilikos

    Author

  3. Costa-Gavras

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Z

  2. Irene Papas

    Irene Papas

    Hélène

  3. Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Examining Magistrate

  4. Jacques Perrin

    Jacques Perrin

    Photojournalist

  5. Charles Denner

    Charles Denner

    Manuel

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 8, 1969
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 7m

Budget -

Revenue $83,305.00

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