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Z

Constantin Costa-Gavras / FR, DZ, 1969 / 127 min.

A socialist foreman (Yves Montand) is run over by a truck. The examining magistrate (Jean-Louis Trintignant) suspects a right-wing plot. Costa-Gavras’ political thriller about the run-up to the Greek junta won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. In memory of Jean-Louis Trintignant.

poster Z (Costa-Gavras, DZ/FR 1969)
Immediately after the student uprisings in Paris, the socio-politically committed Costa-Gavras shot this engrossing political thriller Z (1969), a scarcely disguised film about the Greek junta.

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This movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains foul languagePersons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Constantin Costa-Gavras

Production year

1969

Country

FR, DZ

Original title

Z

Length

127 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

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Eye Classics

Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. With the Eye Classics series, Eye brings film history even closer. Every week, we screen at least three classics from the collection under one recognisable name: Eye Classics.

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still Z (Costa-Gavras, DZ/FR 1969)
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Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jean-Louis Trintignant (1931 – 2022)

On Wednesday 17 June, Jean-Louis Trintignant passed away at the age of 91. He had been ill for some time. With three films, Eye Classics commemorates one of the greatest actors of post-war European cinema: Un homme et une femme, Z and Amour.

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