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Title État de siège = State of siege / Janus Films ; Valoria-Films présente ; une co-production, Reggane Films, Unidis-Euro International Films, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion ; film de Costa-Gavras ; écrit par Franco Solinas ; scénario original de Costa-Gavras et Franco Solinas ; producteur exécutif, Jacques Henri Barratier.

Published [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
© 2015

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  8958  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Physical description 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Series Criterion collection ; 760
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 760.
Credits Cinematography, Pierre-William Glenn ; editor, Franc̦oise Bonnot ; music, Mikis Theodorakis ; costume designer, Piet Bolsher ; production designer, Jacques D'Ovidio.
Notes Widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio.
DVD release of the 1972 motion picture.
Restored in 2014 by KG Productions.
Special features: Costa-Gavras and Peter Cowie (new conversation between director Costa-Gavras and film scholar Peter Cowie); NBC News broadcasts on Dan A. Mitrione (excerpts from 1970 on the kidnapping of Dan Mitrione, on which the film is based). Insert includes an essay by journalist Mark Danner.
Performers Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber, Jean-Luc Bideau, Maurice Teynac, Yvette Etievant, Evangeline Peterson, Harald Wolff, Nemesio Antunes, Mario Montilles, Andre Falcon, Jerry Brouer, Roberto Navarette, Douglas Harris, Gilbert Brandini, Eugenio Guzman, Gloria Lass, Jean-François Gobbi, Maurice Jacquemont, Aldo Francia, Eduardo Naveda, Rafael Benavente.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Costa-Gavras 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 to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media sensation, leading to violence.
System notes DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language notes In French, with optional subtitles in English.
Other author Costa-Gavras, 1933- screenwriter, film director.
Solinas, Franco, 1927-1982, screenwriter.
Barratier, Jacques Henri, film producer.
Montand, Yves, 1921-1991, actor.
Salvatori, Renato, actor.
Hasse, Otto Eduard, 1903-1978, actor.
Weber, Jacques, 1949 August 23- actor.
Bideau, Jean-Luc, actor.
Etiévant, Yvette, 1922-2003, actor.
Wolff, Harald, 1909-1977, actor.
Falcon, André, actor.
Francia, Aldo, 1923-1996, actor.
Benavente, Rafael, actor.
Glenn, Pierre-William, director of photography.
Bonnot, Françoise, 1939- film editor.
Theodorakis, Mikis, composer (expression)
Bolsher, Piet, costume designer.
D'Ovidio, Jacques, production designer.
Cowie, Peter, interviewer (expression)
Danner, Mark, 1958- writer of supplementary textual content.
Janus Films, production company.
Valoria Films, presenter.
Reggane Films, production company.
Unidis-Euro International Films, production company.
Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Subject United States. Agency for International Development -- Officials and employees -- Drama.
Kidnapping -- Uruguay -- Drama.
Counterinsurgency -- Uruguay -- Drama.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- Drama.
Uruguay -- Politics and government -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures -- France.
Motion pictures -- Germany.
Motion pictures -- Italy.
Variant Title State of siege
ISBN 9781604659832
1604659831
Standard Number 715515144612
Publisher Number CC2475D The Criterion Collection