Costa-Gavras


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Costa-Gavras was born on February 12, 1933 in Loutra-Iraias, Greece as Konstantinos Gavras. He is a director and writer, known for Z (1969), Missing (1982) and Amen. (2002). He has been married to Michèle Ray-Gavras since 1968. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Z Director
(1969)
Missing Director
(1982)
Amen. Director
(2002)
The Ax Director
(2005)

Filmography

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 2014 Les 18 du 57, Boulevard de Strasbourg (Short) (co-director)
 2012 Capital
 2010 On bosse ici! On vit ici! On reste ici! (Short) (co-director)
 2009 Eden Is West
 2007 Laissez-les grandir ici! (Documentary short) (co-director)
 2005 The Ax
 2002 Amen.
 1997 Mad City
 1995 ...kai me fos kai me thanaton akatapafstos. (Video) (as Kostas Gavras)
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1995 À propos de Nice, la suite (Documentary) (segment "Les Kankobals")
 1991 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Kim Song-Man, Corée du Sud", as Costa Gavras)
 1989 Music Box
 1988 Betrayed
 1983 Hanna K.
 1982 Missing
 1979 Womanlight
 1970 Yves Montand (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Z
 1967 Shock Troops
 1958 Les ratés (Short) (as Kosty Gavras)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Va où il est impossible d'aller: Mémoires". Paris: Seuil. ISBN 9782021393897

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Constantin Costa-Gavras | Konstantinos Costa-Gavras | Constantin Gavras | Costa Gavras | Kostas Gavras | Kosty Gavras | seventh arrondissement's photographer

Spouse:

Michèle Ray-Gavras  (2 children)

Children:

Julie Gavras | See more »

Relatives:

Penelope Spheeris (cousin) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

To make an American film is the dream of every European filmmaker. See more »

Trivia:

When asked why he never chose the documentary style, when his stories seem so much like documentaries, he explained he found documentaries too difficult compared to fiction. See more »

Trademark:

His Films Often Examine A Socio-Political Situation Or Theme See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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