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State of Siege



State of Siege
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NR,2hrs 0min
Synopsis: 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 ... Full Synopsis
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Costa-Gavras' re-creation of the true story of the interrogation of a CIA case officer by unnamed urban revolutionaries based on the Tupamoros of Uruguay is an unsettling political thriller. Urban guerrillas kidnap a CIA agent (Yves Montand) who has been training the country's police in sophisticated counter-insurgency and torture techniques while under shallow cover. Shot in Chile with the approval ... Read Review
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