(No longer in theaters)
Mar 13, 2009
Fascism has been driven underground, but a dose of Costa-Gavra's electrifyingly brutal 1969 political thriller Z will rattle you all the same. The story of the "accidental" death of a peacenik politician (Yves Montand) and the investigator (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who unravels a right-wing conspiracy remains as fresh as a head wound. On its release, Pauline Kael wondered about its morality; today, most of us are happy to be bludgeoned for a good cause.