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Author: Raoul CoutardJorge SemprúnCosta-GavrasYves MontandIrene PapasAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2009.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 491.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : French : Special edView all editions and formats
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A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Foreign language films
French-language films
Named Person: Vasilēs Vasilikos
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Raoul Coutard; Jorge Semprún; Costa-Gavras; Yves Montand; Irene Papas; Jean-Louis Trintignant; François Périer; Jacques Perrin; Charles Denner; Pierre Dux; Georges Géret; Bernard Fresson; Marcel Bozzuffi; Julien Guiomar; Magali Noel; Renato Salvatori; Françoise Bonnot; Mikis Theodorakis; Maurice Baquet; Jean Bouise; Sid Ahmed Agoumi; Peter Cowie; Armond White; Vasilēs Vasilikos; Valoria Films.; Reganne Films.; Office national pour le commerce et l'industrie cinématographique.; Roissy Films (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651904 1604651903
OCLC Number: 459793647
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Vassili Vassilikos.
Originally produced as a French/Algerian motion picture in 1969.
"Under exclusive license from Roissy Films"--Disc label.
Booklet featuring an essay by critic Armond White (11 p. : ill. (some col.)) inserted in container.
Credits: Director of photography, Raoul Coutard ; editing, Françoise Bonnot ; music, Mikis Theodorakis ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten.
Cast: Yves Montand, Irène Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Perier, Jacques Perrin, Charles Denner, Pierre Dux, Georges Géret, Bernard Fresson, Marcel Bozzufi, Julien Guiomar, Magali Noël, Renato Salvatori, Habib Reda, Clotilde Joanno, Maurice Baquet, Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Allel el Mouhib, Hassan Hassani, Gérard Darrieu, Jean Bouise.
Awards: Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Film Editing; Academy Award Nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay; BAFTA Film Award for Film Music; Best Actor (Trintignant) and Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival; Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Motion Picture; Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film; National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Special features: Audio commentary featuring film historian Peter Cowie --
New interviews with director Costa-Gavras and Coutard --
Archival interviews with Costa-Gavras, Jacques Perrin, Pierre Dux, Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Vassilis Vassilikos, author of the book Z --
theatrical trailer.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 491.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Valoria Films présente une co-production Reganne Films (Paris), Office National pour le Commerce et l'Industrie Cinématographique (Alger) ; dialogue de Jorge Semprun ; film de Costa-Gavras.
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A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.

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