M/PG | | Crime, Drama, History
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
According to Peter Brown in the book Real Oscar, this received a Best Picture nomination due to a blitz style campaign that the studio unleashed on voters.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture:
Mildew is prevented by spraying the vines with a solution of copper sulfate. There are two standard remedies: Bordeaux mixture and Burgundy mixture - named after the French provinces famous for its wines. The vines are sprayed three times a year: ...
After hitting Z, Vigo and Yago escape on a three-wheeler. Shortly thereafter, the driver Yago is captured by a policeman. The policeman searches him and finds a truncheon. When the guard uses the truncheon on Yago's chest to keep him away, the stick clearly flexes.
Mikis Theodorakis (the film's composer) having been deported, the orchestration is by Bernard Gérard.
French, Russian, English
$10,144 (USA) (15 March 2009)
$83,305 (USA) (13 September 2009)