Costa-Gavras

Costa-Gavras

Highest Rated: 100% The Confession (1970)

Lowest Rated: 36% Mad City (1997)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1933

Birthplace: Loutra-Iraias, Greece

One of the most politically minded and passionate filmmakers of the late 20th century, Greek director Costa-Gavras assailed the forces of corruption, exploitation and power gone wrong in such celebrated films as "Z" (1969), "Missing" (1982) and "Music Box" (1989). Gavras' childhood, which saw his father - a hero for the Greek Resistance in World War II - stand accused of Communism by a totalitarian military junta, fueled the intensity of his best work, which took aim at global forces whom he considered conspiring to crush freedom of thought and liberty for the common man. He received Oscars for "Z" and "Missing," but found himself something of an outcast after 1983's "Hanna K." (1983), which was perceived as pro-Palestinian. Though his work was seen mostly in Europe after 1997, his best films preserved his status as a major figure in international cinema, and a staunch supporter of human rights.

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Movies

Credit
45% 86% Adults in the Room Director,
Writer
- 2019
59% 47% Capital Director,
Screenwriter
$95.3K 2012
86% 64% Eden Is West Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eden à l'ouest Director - 2008
80% 82% The Ax Director,
Writer
- 2005
67% 82% Amen Director,
Writer
$274.3K 2002
36% 42% Mad City Director $10.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet À propos de Nice, la suite Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Minor Apocalypse Director,
Screenwriter
- 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Against Oblivion Director - 1992
74% 76% Music Box Director $5.1M 1989
42% 51% Betrayed Director $24.6M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Business Director - 1986
No Score Yet 67% Hanna K. Director - 1983
94% 85% Missing Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
No Score Yet 67% Clair de Femme Director - 1979
No Score Yet 82% Special Section Director - 1975
67% 90% State of Siege Director,
Writer
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of Seige Director - 1972
100% 85% The Confession Director - 1970
94% 93% Z Director,
Writer
$83.3K 1969
No Score Yet 76% The Sleeping Car Murders Director - 1965