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4.1
1,301 Ratings

Z

Directed by Costa-Gavras
France, 1969
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece, loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis.

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Z Directed by Costa-Gavras

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1969 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1970 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

1970 | 2 wins including: Best Film Editing

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