State Of Siege: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1972) / Region A
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State Of Siege: The Criterion Collection

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 training clandestinely organized by the CIA in their country (unnamed in the film), abducts a U.S. official (Yves Montand) to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media sensation, leading to violence. Cowritten by Franco Solinas, the electrifying State of Siege piercingly critiques the American government for helping institute foreign dictatorships while also asking difficult questions about the efficacy of radical violent acts to oppose such regimes.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 28 2015
  • Production Year 1972
  • Empire SKU 1738313
  • UPC Code 715515144513
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

New conversation between director Costa-Gavras and film scholar Peter Cowie
NBC News excerpts from 1970 on the kidnapping of Dan Mitrione, on which the film is based
New English subtitle translation
Plus: An essay by journalist Mark Danner

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

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