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Title Z [videorecording] / 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.
Published [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997 .Z2 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 491
Criterion collection ; 491.
Credits Director, Costa-Gavras ; screenwriter, Jorge Semprún ; producers, Philippe d'Argila, Eric Schlumberger ; director of photography, Raoul Coutard ; editing, Françoise Bonnot ; music, Mikis Theodorakis ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten.
Note Special features include: 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.
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.
System Reqs DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
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.
Summary 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.
Awards Academy Awards (1970) 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.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Political crimes and offenses -- Greece -- Drama.
Assassination -- Investigation -- Greece -- Drama.
Journalists -- Greece -- Drama.
Genre Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films.
Journalism films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films Algeria.
Feature films France.
Related Names Coutard, Raoul. Cinematographer.
Semprún, Jorge. Screenwriter.
Costa-Gavras, 1933- Director.
Montand, Yves, 1921-1991. Actor.
Papas, Irene. Actor.
Trintignant, Jean-Louis. Actor.
Périer, François. Actor.
Perrin, Jacques, 1941- Actor.
Denner, Charles. Actor.
Dux, Pierre, 1908-1990. Actor.
Géret, Georges, 1924-1996. Actor.
Fresson, Bernard, 1931-2002. Actor.
Bozzuffi, Marcel, 1929-1988. Actor.
Guiomar, Julien, 1928-2010. Actor.
Noel, Magali, 1931-2015. Actor.
Salvatori, Renato. Actor.
Bonnot, Françoise, 1939- Film editor.
Theodorakis, Mikis. Composer.
Baquet, Maurice, 1911- Actor.
Bouise, Jean. Actor.
Agoumi, Sid Ahmed. Actor.
Cowie, Peter. Commentator.
White, Armond. Writer of accompanying material.
Vasilikos, Vasilēs, 1934- Zēta.
Janus Films.
Valoria Films.
Reganne Films.
Office national pour le commerce et l'industrie cinématographique.
Roissy Films (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604651904
Standard # 715515049313
Publisher # CC1848D Criterion Collection
OCLC number 459793647