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Z - Anatomy of a Political Murder

Hungarian title:

Egy politikai gyilkosság anatómiája

Artist: Size:
So-Ky A2 1/2 Sheet (cca. 42 x 59 cm)
Year: Condition:
1969 Fine.
Paper, offset.

Price: $160


First release Hungarian poster for a French movie by Costa-Gavras.

The poster was designed by the artist couple So-Ky; it is a decorative composition based on the contrast of vivid colours and black and white photomontage. The movie featured no smaller stars than Yves Montand, Irene Papas and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

In a mid-sized metropolis (population 500,000) in a right-wing military led country, a pacifist organization, which supports the opposition party in the government, is planning on holding an anti-military, nuclear disarmament rally. The organization's charismatic leader - the deputy - is scheduled to arrive in the town from the capital the day of the rally. Beyond the problems arranging the rally due to the probable incitement of violence at such a rally, the organization learns of an unconfirmed report that there will be an attempt on the deputy's life. The rally does happen, after which a three-wheeled kamikaze runs over the deputy, who eventually passes away from his injuries. The official report is that the incident was a drunken accident. In reality, the deputy's death was murder orchestrated by the secret police, the general for who likens the pacifist organization to mildew killing off agricultural crops. A magistrate is assigned to the case. (