Z (1969)

He is alive!

  • Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1969-02-26
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 478 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Valoria Films
  • Production Country: Algeria, France
  • Director: Costa-Gavras
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Amidst a heated political climate, the opposition leader is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. When a magistrate finds evidence of a government cover-up, witnesses start to get targeted. A thinly-fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963, Z captures the outrage about the military junta that ruled Greece at the time.

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  • Yves Montand

    as The Deputy, a doctor
  • Irene Papas

    as Hélène, wife of the Deputy
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant

    as Examining Magistrate
  • Jacques Perrin

    as Photojournalist
  • Charles Denner

    as Manuel, friend of the Deputy, lawyer
  • François Périer

    as Public Prosecutor
  • Bernard Fresson

    as Matt, friend of the Deputy, lawyer
  • Pierre Dux

    as Gendarmerie General Missou
  • Georges Géret

    as Nick
  • Magali Noël

    as Nick's Sister
  • Marcel Bozzuffi

    as Vago
  • Julien Guiomar

    as Gendarmerie Colonel
  • Renato Salvatori

    as Yago
  • Jean Bouise

    as Deputy Georges Pirou, friend of the Deputy
  • Clotilde Joano

    as Shoula
  • Maurice Baquet

    as Heroic Bricklayer
  • Habib Reda

    as Deputy Public Prosecutor
  • Hassan El-Hassani

    as General's Chauffeur
  • Gérard Darrieu

    as Barone, activist of the CROC
  • Jean-Pierre Miquel

    as Pierre, a lawyer
  • Sid Ahmed Agoumi

    as Gendarmerie Officer
  • Jean Dasté

    as Illya Coste, chauffeur
  • Van Doude

    as Hospital Director
  • Jean-François Gobbi

    as Jimmy, the boxer
  • Guy Mairesse

    as Dumas aka The Russian
  • Andrée Tainsy

    as Nick's Mother
  • Eva Simonet

    as Niki, the Prosecutor's Daughter
  • François Chaumette

    as (voice)
  • Allel El Mouhib

  • José Artur

    as Editor-in-chief of the newspaper (uncredited)
  • Raoul Coutard

    as English Surgeon (uncredited)
  • Steve Gadler

    as English Photographer (uncredited)
  • Gabriel Jabbour

    as Bozzini, secretary of the investigating judge (uncredited)
  • Georges Rouquier

    as Attorney General (uncredited)
Directing Costa-Gavras Director
Writing Costa-Gavras Writer
Sound Míkis Theodorakis Original Music Composer
Editing Françoise Bonnot Editor
Camera Raoul Coutard Director of Photography
Production Eric Schlumberger Associate Producer
Production Jacques Perrin Producer
Production Hubert Mérial Production Manager
Sound Jean Nény Sound Engineer
Writing Vasilis Vasilikos Novel
Writing Jorge Semprún Writer
Art Jacques D'Ovidio Production Design
Art Jacques D'Ovidio Set Decoration
Writing Ben Barzman Writer
Crew Yvan Chiffre Stunt Coordinator
Production Ahmed Rachedi Producer
Sound Bernard Gérard Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Piet Bolscher Costume Design
Directing Philippe Monnier Assistant Director
Production Philippe d'Argila Associate Producer
Directing Ghaouti Bendedouche Assistant Director
Sound Alex Pront Sound Engineer
Sound Michèle Boëhm Sound Editor
Camera Georges Liron Camera Operator
Camera Jean Garcenot Camera Operator
Directing Annie Maurel Script Supervisor
Art Noureddine Hiahemzizou Assistant Set Decoration