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Plot, Details & Awards

Carlos

(2010)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 10/15/2010 , 333min.
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Plot & Details

Arthouse favorite Olivier Assayas followed up his critical darling L'Heure d'Été (2008) with this wildly different chronicle -- a biopic of the ultra-left-wing Venezuelan terrorist-cum-mercenary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, popularly known as "Carlos the Jackal." As co-written by Assayas and scenarist Dan Franck, the account spans the years 1973-1994 -- or the period that witnessed Sanchez at his most violent and relentless. Narrative touchstones include the 1974 bomb attack at the Publicis Drugstore on Paris' Left Bank and the 1975 abduction of 11 OPEC officials from Vienna, as well as a torrent of assassinations that Carlos and his cronies planned but didn't carry out. As produced by Daniel Leconte, this telling of Sanchez's life stars Edgar Ramirez as the terrorist, as well as Alexander Scheer, Aljoscha Stadelmann, and Julia Hummer; it was predominantly shot in Germany, France, and Lebanon.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Edgar Ramirez Nominated

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Edgar Ramirez Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

L.A. Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Won
2010 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Actor - Runner-up Edgar Ramirez Won
2010 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Director Olivier Assayas Won
2010 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Picture (Runner-up) Won

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 London Film Critics Association Best Actor Edgar Ramirez Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Society of Film Critics Best Director (Runner-up) Olivier Assayas Won
2010 National Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Won
2010 National Society of Film Critics Best Picture (Runner-up) Won
2010 National Society of Film Critics Best Actor - Runner-up Edgar Ramirez Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 New York Film Critics Circle Best Foreign Language Film Won

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