Director Costa Gavras attends the inauguration of the 'Cite du Cinema' movie studios in Saint-Denis near Paris, September 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with legendary Greek-born director Costa Gavras, whose latest film, Capital, takes on the world of high finance. Known for his biting and indicting movies like Z, Missing, and Amen, Gavras is credited with 'almost single-handedly creating the genre of the modern political thriller as we know it'. He tells Eleanor about growing up in a family of activists, about leaving Greece and why he couldn't go back, and what he makes of the banking trade and psychology of those steering the recent economic crashes.