Carlos Poster


Release Date: October 22nd, 2010

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: , , , , , , ,


Genres: Drama, Biography

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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

  • It is a tremendous achievement that shines a light on the way many countries use criminals to further their domestic and international goals. Politically informative, it also offers great drama with excitement and suspense, and no little tragedy. show more

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