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State of Siege

État de siège

Regizat de Costa-Gavras
Italia, Germania de Vest, 1972
Dramă, Thriller


Using the interrogation of a US counterinsurgency agent as a backdrop, the film explores the consequences of the struggle between Uruguay’s government and the leftist Tupamaro guerrillas.

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State of Siege Regizat de Costa-Gavras

Premii & Festivaluri

BAFTA Awards

1974 | Câștigător: UN Award

1974 | Nominalizat Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Prix Louis Delluc

1972 | Câștigător: Prix Louis Delluc

Golden Globes (USA)

1974 | Nominalizat Best Foreign Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1974 | 2 premii doi

1974 | Locul trei: Best Film

Costa-Gavras structures the film around a series of massive, roving, rooftop-view tableaux of social militarisation, as the army and police scour the urban landscape for the insurrectionists; using real bystanders and routinely stretching for miles, it is realism not only in detail but in scale, the sense of an entire society churning and eating itself alive.
July 03, 2015
Anyone who can be bothered to dig beneath the surface quickly strikes his shovel against these grim, intractable bones, the ossified determinants of who holds power and who does not. Looming invisibly over the interrogation is Costa-Gavras, supremely aware that he wields in his lens a uniquely effective kind of shovel. Indeed, this to him is what the cinema is: "a way of showing, exposing the political processes in our everyday life.
May 27, 2015
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The movie’s release inspired outrage from the U.S. government, which insisted that its representation of America’s involvement in Latin America was pure fiction. If anything, though, State Of Siege is probably too circumspect. Certainly, there are no winners here.
May 27, 2015
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