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Z (1969) Grigoris Lambrakis & The Greek Generals Coup Of 1967 MP4 DVD

Z (1969) Grigoris Lambrakis & The Greek Generals Coup Of 1967 MP4 DVD
Z (1969) Grigoris Lambrakis & The Greek Generals Coup Of 1967 MP4 DVD
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The Original English Subtitled Version Of The 1969 Political Thriller Based On Vasilis Vasilikos' Novel Inspired By The Assassination Of Grigoris Lambrakis, The Complicity Of The Royal Court Of King Paul Of Greece, And The Greek Generals Coup' Of 1967, Starring Yves Montand And Irene Paas With Musical Score By Mikis Theodorakis, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! (Color, 2:08, French with English Subtitles, All Regions DVD Format).


Vasilis Vasilikos (Novel [as Vassili Vassilikos]), Jorge Semprún (Writer), Costa-Gavras (Writer [Uncredited])

Mikis Theodorakis

Yves Montand ... Z
Irene Papas ... Hélène
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Judge
Jacques Perrin ... Photo Journalist
Charles Denner ... Manuel
François Périer ... Prosecutor
Pierre Dux ... General
Georges Géret ... Nick (as Georges Geret)
Bernard Fresson ... Matt
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Vago (as Marcel Bozzufi)
Julien Guiomar ... Colonel
Magali Noël ... Nick's Sister
Renato Salvatori ... Yago
Clotilde Joano ... Shoula (as Clotilde Joanno)

On May 22, 1963, Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek left-wing politician, physician, Olympic track and field athlete, and member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens, resistance fighter against Axis rule during World War II and later a prominent anti-war activist, born April 3, 1912 in the village of Kerasitsa in the district of Tegea (Arcadia, the Peloponnese) is fatally clubbed in an assassination attempt and dies five days later on May 27, 1964. Shortly after he had delivered the keynote speech at an anti-war meeting in Thessaloniki, two far-right extremists, Emannouel Emannouilides and Spyros Gotzamanis, driving a three-wheeled vehicle, struck Lambrakis with a club over the head in plain view of a large number of people and (allegedly) some police officers. He suffered brain injuries and died in the hospital five days later. The two men were arrested because of the reaction of a by-stander (Manolis Hatziapostolou, nicknamed Tiger) who jumped on their vehicle and fought with them. The day after his death, his funeral in Athens became a massive demonstration. More than 500,000 people rallied to protest against the right-wing government and the Royal Court of King Paul, seen by many to support the activities of the right-wing extremists. Lambrakis remained in the hearts of the Greek people as a national symbol of democracy, representing the struggle against political repression, Royal Court scandal, and international dependence. After the fall of the military dictatorship of The Greek Junta (The Regime Of The Colonels) in 1974, numerous places, including a football stadium in Kallithea and streets and squares throughout the country, have been named in honor of Grigoris Lambrakis. The events surrounding his assassination inspired the film Z, a 1969 Algerian-French epic political thriller by Costa-Gavras, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos that presents a thinly fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of Lambrakis, and the film captures the outrage about the military dictatorship that ruled Greece at the time of its making.