Bruno Davert, a chemist working for a paper company, is fired. Read More »
Tag Archives: Costa-Gavras
À propos de Nice, la suite (1995) Catherine Breillat, Costa-Gavras, Bernard Benassayag, Thierry Saïd Bouibil, Jérôme Chabreyrie
Anthology of short films about the French city of Nice, by various directors. Read More »
Following the murder of a radio personality in Chicago, all evidence of the crime points to a white supremacist group from Iowa. Read More »
Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded. Michel’s wife is incurably ill. Read More »
Conseil de famille / Family Business (1986) Costa-Gavras, Johnny Hallyday, Fanny Ardant, Guy Marchand, Comedy, Crime
French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. Read More »
Un homme de trop / Shock Troops (1967) Costa-Gavras, Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jean-Claude Brialy, Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Set in central France, the film follows French resistance fighters who press the battle on the Germans. Read More »
État de siège / State of Siege (1972) Costa-Gavras, Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Drama, Thriller
In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by a group of urban guerillas. Read More »
In September1973, in Chile, the American journalist Charles Horman arrives in Valparaiso with his friend Terry Simon to meet his wife Beth and bring her back to New York with him. Read More »
Compartiment tueurs / The Sleeping Car Murders (1965) Costa-Gavras, Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. Read More »
Section spéciale / Special Section (1975) Costa-Gavras, Louis Seigner, Roland Bertin, Michael Lonsdale, Drama, History, Thriller
In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.
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Investigative TV journalist Max Brackett (Dustin Hoffman) suffers setbacks and winds up filing routine reports from Madeline, California. Max and his eager intern Laurie (Mia Kirshner) are doing a story at the local Museum of Natural History when a bigger story erupts. The Museum’s director, Mrs. Banks (Blythe Danner), refuses to talk to former museum security guard Sam Baily (John Travolta) about his firing due to budget cuts. Angered, Sam shoots a shotgun, accidentally hitting another security guard…
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Hanna Kaufman is a Jewish-American, who moved to Israel and now works as a defense lawyer there. Her troubles start when she’s court-appointed to defend Palestinian Salim Bakri, who’s been arrested and charged by the military tribunal with belonging to a terrorist network. Bakri claims that he’s an innocent victim of prosecution by the Israeli state, because he wants his family’s property back. Hanna investigates his claims and realizes that he may not be lying. The prosecutor proposes a way to both get rid of Bakri and not give in to his demands. Hanna must decide whether to give in and possibly save her client’s life or fight for what she, as the child of Holocaust survivors, believes to be right. This case takes a tall on her personal life as well.
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Music Box (1989) Costa-Gavras, Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Hungarian immigrant Mike Laszlo has done well for himself since arriving in the USA over 40 years ago after WWII’s end. He is particularly proud of his daughter, Ann, a successful lawyer. Following the release of some secret WWII records by the Russians, Mike finds himself accused of being a notorious war criminal. He’s convinced it’s a Communist plot to discredit him and insists that Ann defend him in court.
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L’aveu / The Confession (1970) Costa-Gavras, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Drama, Thriller
Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. Will be shown the mental tortures during the investigations and how a faithful top-ranking civil servant is made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London.
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