Carlos

Carlos

France, 2010, 330 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Crime, Drama, Epic, Foreign
Language: Spanish, French, English, Arabic, Russian, German English Sub-Titles

The full 330-minute film — admission includes a program book and free small popcorn (along with a brief intermission)
HD Digital presentation - Olivier Assayas electrified the Cannes Film Festival with CARLOS, his epic and definitive portrait of the notorious international terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in the ’70s and ’80s. Venezuelan actor Édgar Ramírez stars in the title role. Co-written by Assayas and Dan Franck, CARLOS illustrates the evolution of contemporary terrorism as it examines the life of its title character, a Venezuelan whose real name is Ilich Ramírez Sánchez. Tracing the arc of Carlos’ criminal activities across two decades and several nations, the film features a dynamic cast of international talent and was shot in numerous countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Lebanon, and Morocco.

“[An] epic achievement… Nothing I’ve encountered on any size screen matches the lucidity of this fact-based fiction—it amounts to a textbook on state-sponsored terrorism—and nothing I’ve seen in recent years has held my attention so relentlessly. CARLOS also stood as a textbook case of the total immersion that one can enjoy only in a theatrical setting.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

“An event… an outrageous political gangster film… possibly the most universally admired movie among the Cannes Film Festival’s official selections. – J. Hoberman, Film Comment

“An astonishing film… In what is certainly his best work, French director Olivier Assayas adopts a fleet, ever-propulsive style that creates an extraordinary you-are-there sense of verisimilitude, while Edgar Ramirez inhabits the title role with the arrogant charisma of Brando in his prime…The film’s scope, range and ambition are incredible.” – Todd McCarthy

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas
Producer: Daniel Leconte, Jens Meurer, Judy Tossell
Screenwriter: Olivier Assayas, Dan Franck
Principal Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Alexander Scheer, Nora Von Waldstatten, Achmad Kaabour
Filmography: SUMMER HOURS (2008)
BOARDING GATE (2007)
CLEAN (2004)
DEMONLOVER (2002)
IRMA VEP (1996)
US Distributor: IFC Films

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