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STATE OF SIEGE

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  • Sun, Jun 23

Director: Costa-Gavras Run Time: 122 min. Release Year: 1972 Language: French

Starring: Jacques Weber, Jean-Luc Bideau, O.E. Hasse, Renato Salvatori, Yves Montand

Presented by CCP

By 1972, Costa-Gavras had firmly established himself as a masterful director of leftist political cinema who was able to effectively present hard-hitting left-wing political commentary in an entertaining, blockbuster style. State Of Siege, which unfolds largely in the form of a flashback, depicts the kidnapping of a USAID official, Phillip Michael Santore, by a loosely fictionalized version of the Uruguayan Marxist-Leninist revolutionary group, the Tupamaros. Although nominally in Uruguay to aid in economic development projects, the audience learns that Santore is, in fact, there to train Uruguayan police in brutal torture techniques. While in captivity, Santore and the revolutionaries engage in a number of discussions that reveal the impossibility of bridging their political divide.

 

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