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ZZ (1968) Recommended
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irene Papas
Pioneering conspiracy thriller based on the true story of the murder of a doctor and the raw sore of Greek political corruption it exposes. Oscars…
Confession, TheConfession, The (L'Aveu) (1970)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti
A high–ranking government official in Communist Czechoslovakia is taken prisoner and forced to confess to treason he never committed.
State of SiegeState of Siege (1972)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, Maurice Teynac
Influenced by the rise to power of Uruguay's 1970s dictatorship, Costa–Gavras's gritty drama follows the kidnapping and interrogation of U.S.…
MissingMissing (1982) Recommended
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron
Jack Lemmon goes in search of his missing son in volatile Latin America (based on Chile), where even the American representives seem to be concealing…
BetrayedBetrayed (1988)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard
FBI agent Debra Winger must infiltrate a vicious white supremacist network, apparently run by the handsome, affable Tom Berenger. Murky plotting gets…
Music BoxMusic Box (1989)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest
Jessica Lange plays the attorney daughter of a Hungarian immigrant (Mueller–Stahl), now accused of WW2 war crimes. Her quest for the truth…
Mad CityMad City (1998)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Alan Alda
Straight–faced media satire involving ambitious reporter Dustin Hoffman, sidelined on smalltown assignment. However he soon whips up a news…
Amen.Amen. (2002)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Muhe
An unusual WW2 drama concerning the true story of SS officer Kurt Gerstein (Tukur), who invented the chemical Zyklon–B not knowing it was to be…
Ax, TheAx, The (Le Couperet) (2005) Recommended
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Jose Garcia, Karin Viard, Olivier Gourmet
Dastardly satire from the always–edgy Costa Gavras plumbs the depths of a corporate downsizing victim (Garcia) who resorts to murderous ways in…
Eden is WestEden is West (2009)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Riccardo Scamarcio
A pictorial offering from Costa–Gavras – usually at the helm of taut political thrillers – here directing a travelogue centered around…

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