Birthplace: Loutra-Iraias, Greece
A famed director of politically themed films, he made his debut in 1965 with The Sleeping Car Murder, a detective thriller which he both wrote and directed. His other films, many of which concern political repression, include Z (1969), State of Siege (1973), Missing (1982), Betrayed (1988), The Music Box (1989), and Mad City (1997).
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