Lists: Conspiracy thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1969: # 0)

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  • Yves Montand (Z)
  • Irene Papas (Hélène)
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant (Examining Magistrate)
  • Jacques Perrin (Photojournalist)
  • Charles Denner (Manuel)
  • Bernard Fresson (Matt)
  • François Périer (Public Prosecutor)
  • Pierre Dux (General)
  • Georges Géret (Nick)
  • Magali Noël (Nicks Sister)
  • Marcel Bozzuffi (Vago)
  • Renato Salvatori (Yago)
  • Julien Guiomar (Colonel)
  • Jean Dasté (Illya Coste)
  • Clotilde Joano (Shoula)
  • Maurice Baquet (Heroic Bricklayer)
  • Hassan Hassani (Generals Chauffeur)
  • Gérard Darrieu (Barone)
  • Jean Bouise (Georges Pirou)
  • Jean-Pierre Miquel (Pierre, a lawyer)
  • Van Doude (Hospital Director)
  • Guy Mairesse (Dumas aka The Russian)
  • Andrée Tainsy (Nicks Mother)
  • Eva Simonet (Niki, the Prosecutors Daughter)
  • François Chaumette ((voice))
  • José Artur (Le rédacteur en chef du journal (uncredited))
  • Raoul Coutard (Le chirurgien anglais (uncredited))
  • Steve Gadler (Le photographe anglais (uncredited))
  • Gabriel Jabbour (Bozzini (uncredited))
  • Sid Ahmed Agoumi ((uncredited))
  • Georges Rouquier ((uncredited))