Z (1969) 02 – Film by Costas Gavras / Κώστας Γαβράς

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Z (1969) – Film by Costas Gavras
Music by Mikis Theodorakis

The life and death of Gregoris Lambrakis inspired the author Vassilis Vassilikos to write the political novel “Z”.

The title stands for the first letter of the Greek word “Zei” (“[He] Lives!”),
a popular graffito which began to appear on the walls of the buildings of the Greek cities in the 1960s,
illustrating the growing protest against the conditions that led to the assassination of Lambrakis.
In 1969, the Greek-French film director Costa-Gavras (??sta? Gaß???) made the film Z, which was a great success.
Yves Montand starred as Lambrakis, Jean-Louis Trintignant as investigator Sartzetakis and Irene Papas as Lambrakis’s widow