#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a mid-sized metropolis (population 500,000) in a right-wing military led country, a pacifist organization, which supports the opposition party in the government, is planning on holding an anti-military, nuclear disarmament rally. The organization’s charismatic leader – the deputy – is scheduled to arrive in the town from the capital the day of the rally. Beyond the problems arranging the rally due to the probable incitement of violence at such a rally, the organization learns of an unconfirmed report that there will be an attempt on the deputy’s life. The rally does happen, after which a three-wheeled kamikaze runs over the deputy, who eventually passes away from his injuries. The official report is that the incident was a drunken accident. In reality, the deputy’s death was murder orchestrated by the secret police, the general for who likens the pacifist organization to mildew killing off agricultural crops. A magistrate is assigned to the case. Although he does have political views, he is more interested in finding out the truth, and as such has to wade through the political rhetoric and politically motivated testimony he hears. Thrown into the mix is a photojournalist who too is looking for the truth, as it, he believes, will make a great front page story.
Plot: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it’s too late to save Z’s life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.
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Historical moment at the Oscars and Tonight Show
When the preview of “Z” was shown at the Oscars, it received a standing ovation. I didn’t know why until I saw the movie. The Oscar forced it to be shown in the United States. At the time, the US backed the military government in Greece. The totalitarian government represented a stand against communism. This movie depicts the true story of a beloved olympic athlete who became a doctor and began speaking out against his Greek government. For that, he was murdered. This is about a brave investigator who begins to search for the origin of the orders to have the doctor killed.
It leads to the downfall of a country. Mikis Theordorakis wrote the music from house arrest in Greece and it was smuggled out to be placed on the film. Yves Montand played the lead role and was blacklisted from getting a US Visa for his participation until some strings were pulled and he was allowed a 24 hour visa, to be extended each 24 hours in order to allow him to film “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever”. At the end of filming,that night he made a surprise appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. He told the story about “Z” and commented that he was in the care and custody of US Immigration and the FBI. The camera panned right and a dark suited man slid quickly behind the curtain. He apologized for his abruptness, but his visa expired at midnight and he had to get to the airport. When I saw these things, I was shocked my government would take a movie so seriously. When it showed up in an obscure movie theater in Houston, I had to go. I was the only person buying a ticket just after noon that day. Upon entering the theater, a dark suited man was sitting in the lobby. I walked into theater and then stuck my head back out to see what the only other individual in the theater was doing. He was stepping away from the ticket booth. I watched as he walked the short distance to my car, took out a notebook and wrote in it while looking at my license plate. This is how it happened. It was 1969. J. Edgar Hoover had stated publicly that no truly loyal American would pay money to see such a movie. It was unpatriotic. Newspaper articles that spring reported it.
Watch this movie and consider the importance “entertainment” can have on government, media, and yourself.
A great film. As a Greek, I am a bit ashamed I hadn’ t seen it until now. I think all Greeks (at least) should see it, just to discover their recent history that is so little known and told in Greece nowadays, and to realise that values such as peace and democracy (and truth) are worth at least fighting for.
Coming back to the film, I was really amazed to see a ’60s film with so good picture, I really think it is an example of how such films should be made!
About the performances, I would like to concentrate in these of Yves Montand, which I found very realistic, and this of Irene Papas, whose role contain just about 10 words, but her performance is excellent, it’s like she’s speaking with her eyes.
Now, about the film being slow, I didn’t find it slow at all. But I guess that depends at the mood of each one, because a friend of mine slept after the first quarter, woke up a bit later and saw the rest of it with great interest(she is, however, keen on sleeping during a movie!)
Surely a 10/10 movie
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Writer Vasilis Vasilikos (novel), Jorge Semprún (dialogue)
Actors Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer
Country France, Algeria
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Reggane Films
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires GTC, Joinville, France
Film Length 3,460 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm