SPECIAL SECTION: Blind Injustice

Directed by COSTA-GAVRAS


Everything in Special Section is based on recent history. The events bear both the sting and the awkward com edy of truth. But unlike Z, a previous Semprun — Costa-Gavras collaboration based on the 1963 assassination of Gregorios Lambrakis, a Greek politician, Special Section lacks the narrative drive that can make a good melodrama with political meaning. Instead, the film is a puppet show of moral indignation.

In 1941, a German military cadet is shot dead in a Paris Metro station. It is a planned act of terrorism carried out by a band...

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