Film: Z (French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Costa Gavras
Duration: 2 hrs 5 mins
Based on the Greek novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos, Z is a political thriller directed by the well known Greek film maker Costa Gavras. Although it is never specified, the scene of action appears to be Greece where a left wing leader is assassinated but it is passed off as an accident. A photographer and investigating magistrate then uncovers the truth about what actually happened. Even though the film was made way back in 1969, it is still so very relevant to present times. It is also among those rare films which were nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture – Dibakar Banerjee’s `Shanghai’ was also inspired by the same novel.
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