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State Of Siege (Criterion Collection)

State Of Siege (Criterion Collection)

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Costa-Gavras (Z) puts the United States' involvement in South American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller. An urban guerilla group, outraged at the counterinsurgency and torture training clandestinely organized by the CIA in their country (unnamed in the film), abducts a U.S. official (The Wages of Fear's Yves Montand) to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media sensation, leading to violence. Co-written by Franco Solinas (The Battle of Algiers), the electrifying State of Siege piercingly critiques the American government for helping institute foreign dictatorships while also asking difficult questions about the efficacy of radical violent acts to oppose such regimes.

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    Title: State Of Siege (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Action-Thriller, Foreign-French
    Starring: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori
    Director: Costa-Gavras
    Attributes: Subtitled, Widescreen
    Release Date: 5/26/2015
    Original Year: 1973
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 2474
    UPC: 715515144513
    Item #: 1474324X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 5/26/2015
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 120 minutes
    Studio: Criterion