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Costa Gavras Double Bill

State of Siege

Part of States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s

Dir: Costa-Gavras, 1972, France/Italy, 120 min, Cert: 15

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Sun 5 November // 18:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

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Perhaps the greatest political thriller of the 1970s, Costa Gavras once again calls on Yves Montand to lead this story of an American, supposedly only working as an agricultural advisor regarding international development, who is kidnapped by guerrillas in Uruguay. The taut story is told against the backdrop of repressive politics, death squads and American involvement in Latin America.

 

 

Part of States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s, a touring season presented by HOME, Manchester. Programme curated by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, produced by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager, and coordinated by Jessie Gibbs, HOME Film Team. Presented with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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