Carlos the Jackal | TIFF

Carlos the Jackal

Carlos (France, Germany)

Directed by:
Olivier Assayas
Cast:
Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Synopsis:

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos, is a central figure in the history of international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s. At once a figure of the extreme left and an opportunistic mercenary in the pay of powerful Middle Eastern secret services, he formed his own terrorist organization. This film is the story of a revolutionary internationalist, both manipulator and manipulated, as he is carried along by the currents of contemporary history and his own folly. We will follow him to the end of his road, relegated to Sudan where the Islamic dictatorship, after having protected him for a while, handed him over to French police.

Festivals
Cannes 2010, Sao Paolo 2010

Awards
Best Mini-Series - Golden Globes 2011, Most Promising Actor (Édgar Ramírez) - César Awards 2011, Critics Award (honorable mention) - Sao Paolo 2010
 

 

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