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Filter: Studio » Valoria Films
Year: 1969
Genre: Crime / Drama / History / Thriller
Rating: (8.3)
Country: France / Algeria
Runtime: 127 min.
Director: Costa-Gavras
Studio: Valoria Films
Cast: Yves Montand / Irene Papas / Jean-Louis Trintignant / François Périer / Jacques Perrin / Charles Denner / Pierre Dux / Georges Géret / Bernard Fresson / Marcel Bozzuffi / Julien Guiomar / Magali Noël / Renato Salvatori / Clotilde Joano / Habib Reda
In a mid-sized metropolis (population 500,000) in a right-wing military led country, a pacifist organization, which supports the opposition party in the government, is planning on holding an anti-military, nuclear disarmament rally. The organization's charismatic leader - the deputy - is scheduled to arrive in the town from the capital the day of the rally. Beyond the problems arranging the rally due to the probable incitement of violence at such a rally, the organization learns of an unconfirmed report that there will be an attempt on the deputy's life. The rally does happen, after which a three-wheeled kamikaze runs over the deputy, who eventually passes away from his injuries. The official report is that the incident was a drunken accident. In reality, the deputy's death was murder orchestrated by the secret police, the general for who likens the pacifist organization to mildew killing off agricultural crops. A magistrate is assigned to the case. Although he does have political ...
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