État de Siège (State of Siege)
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État de Siège (State of Siege)
Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with the kidnappers, especially since the official (played by Yves Montand), ostensibly an expert in traffic control, has been assigned as special advisor to the government's secret police, training these worthies in the art of the torturing of political prisoners. Uruguay was the country where this story actually took place; though no names are given,… More

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"Purposefully frustrating Yankee-Go-Home pamphlet"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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