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ZATOICHI: THE TALE OF ZATOICHI CONTINUES
Shintaro Katsu, Masayo Banri, Yoshie Mizutani. The second installment in the Zatoichi series finds our hero discovering that the nobleman who has hired him suffers from a form of madness that would cause the ruin of his empire if it were made public. This makes Zatoichi a wanted man for the secret that he possesses. (1962) (72min)
ZATOICHI'S FLASHING SWORD (sub)
Shintaro Katsu, Naoko Kubo, Mayumi Nagisa. A disreputable gang leader trying to oust a rival boss provokes Zatoichi into a fury of sword slinging. (1964) (82min)
ZAYTOUN
Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alio Suliman. Amid the 1982 Lebanese Civil War, an Israeli pilot is shot down and taken prisoner in a Palestine refuge camp. (2012) (110min)
ZEDER
A YOUNG WRITER IS LEAD ON A TERRIFYING JOURNEY WHEN HE UNCOVERS AN ESSAY THAT LEADS HIM TO A LAND WHERE DEATH DOES NOTEXIST. (ITALIAN-SUBTITLED) (1983) (98min)
ZELARY
Ana Geislerova, Gyorgy Cserhalmi, Jaroslava Adamova. Wartime drama set in 1940?s Czechoslovakia about a nurse and her lover, a surgeon working for a resistance movement. The lover flees when they are discovered and the nurse takes refuge in a remote village. (2003) (150min)
ZELIMO
Sy Bondy, Marek Skupienski, Jake Gomolinski. When a Jewish farmboy's father and brother are killed in their desperate flight to the U.S., he and his mother must find their place in America. (2004) (91min)
ZEMSA:THE REVENGE
Roman Polanski, Janusz Grayors, Andrezj Seweryn. Roman Polanski stas in this story about two 17th century dysfunctional aristocratic families forced to co-habitate a decrepit castle in the Polish countryside. (2002) (90min)
ZEN
Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Catherine Spaak. From the BBC comes this detective series set in Rome and featuring Italian sleuth Aurelio Zen as he investigates murder and kidnappings. The three episodes are: "Vendetta,""Cabal," and "Ratking." (2010) (265min)
ZERO BRIDGE (sub)
Mohamad Imran Tapa, Taniya Khan, Ali Mohammad Dar. A rebellious 17-year-old Kashmiri boy is desperate to get away from his strict uncle and his small town. He tries to raise money any way he can, from doing his classmate's homework to picking pockets. (2008) (97min)
ZERO FOCUS
Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachino, Neko Arima. A Hitchcockian thriller from the same team that did "Demon" about a young woman with a dark secret which has terrible consequences for all invovled. (1961)
ZERO MOTIVATION
Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein . A smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange Is the New Black, Talya Lavie s brilliant debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar and Daffi spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv, while their senior officer, Rama, quixotically aspires to achieve a significant military career. With shifts of tone that go from slapstick to satiric to horrifying with fluid ease, and with a superb supporting cast of characters, Zero Motivation is sure to take its place on any list of the most memorable workplace comedies. (2014) (100min)
ZERO WOMAN
KUMIKO TAKEDA, KEIJI MATSUDA, MARIE JINNO. AN ASSASSIN FOR THE POLICE FORCE WITH NO MEMORY OR IDENTITY FINDS COMFORT IN THE ARMS OF ANOTHER ASSASSIN WHEN MEMORIESOF HER FATHER 'S DEATH BEGIN TO SURFACE (1965) (87min)