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Not Yet Rated| 5 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Young Venezuelan Marxist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (Edgar Ramirez) is recruited by the leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization (Ahmad Kaabour) to perform several jobs in Europe in the early 1970s, culminating in the audacious kidnapping of several OPEC oil ministers. From that small-scale beginning, he becomes an infamous international terrorist for hire, known in the media as Carlos the Jackal, who performs violent acts across the globe for a wide variety of nations and organizations.

Cast: Edgar Ramirez , Alexander Scheer , Nora von Waldstätten , Christoph Bach , Ahmad Kaabour , Fadi Abi Samra , Rodney El-Haddad , Julia Hummer

Director: Olivier Assayas

Genres: Drama, Biography

Carlos (2010)

Release Date: October 22nd, 2010|5 hr. 34 min.

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  • The movie crawls hypnotically into the skin of this global assassin and astonishes you with its brazenly violent and sexual audacity. show more

  • One of the high points of last month's Telluride Film Festival was, as I wrote at the time, spending 5½ hours in a darkened theater-with one short break around the four-hour mark-to watch Olivier Assayas's shocking and edifying epic. show more

  • Assayas - whose previous work, though noteworthy, never hinted at this kind of ambition - gives the film a journalistic quality, while admitting that only a recombination of facts and fiction could do the story justice. It certainly results in explosive viewing. show more

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