Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
Johanna ter Steege
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 ... Written by
The actor playing the doctor got cold feet during his explanation of the x-rays of Z's cranium. A real doctor acting as an extra, volunteered to fill in and finished the scene, his only acting performance on film. See more »
After Georges Géret as Nick is hit on the front of the head, he holds the back of it. See more »
[Z to his wife in flashback]
Want to tell them the truth? They'll live the truth later.
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I saw this movie over 20 years ago and it has remain in my thoughts and in my soul. It is what I call a "KEEPER", a film that I want to see again and again. There are very few movies that can compare to "Z", one that comes close is "Fail Safe" from the same time period.
Watch this movie and LEARN!
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