Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin, Charles Denner
Part of the States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s Season
Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970, after also having been nominated for Best Picture, Z remains one of the most influential political thrillers of all time.
Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a magistrate assigned to investigate the supposed accidental death of a left-wing politician, memorably played by Yves Montand. In the course of his work he uncovers a series of deceits and lies that attempt to hide the real political motivation of the killing...
The screening will be introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone (The University of Edinburgh).
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