Todd Alcott
21 July 2007 @ 12:23 am

Two political thrillers of extremely different stripes this evening. The first, Yukio Mishima's short 1966 film Yukoku and then Costa-Gavras's 1969 political thriller Z. The two movies could not be more unalike: Yukoku is brief, stark, weird, highly stylized and almost freakishly intense, Z is naturalistic, frenetically shot and edited, alarming and intensely furious. The fact that they were made around the same time and come from polar opposites of the political spectrum make the evening that much more fun.

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