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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2011
UPC: 0715515086912
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 5:39:00
Sales rank: 904

Special Features

New video interviews with director Olivier Assayas, actor Édgar Ramírez, and Lenoir; Selected-scene commentary featuring Lenoir; Carlos: Terrorist Without Borders, and hour-long documentary on the career of Carlos; Archival interview with Carlos associate Hans-Joachim Klein, by Jean-Marcel Bourgreau and Daniel Leconte; Maison de France, a feature-length documentary on a Carlos bombing not included in the film; Twenty-minute making-of documentary on the film's OPEC raid scene; Original theatrical trailer; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by critics Colin MacCabe and Greil Marcus, as well as a timeline of Carlos's life and biographies of selected figures portrayed in the film, written by Carlos's historical adviser, Stephen Smith

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edgar Ramirez Ilich Ramírez Sanchez/"Carlos"
Alexander Scheer Johannes Weinrich
Nora von Waldstatten Magdalena Kopp
Ahmad Kaabour Wadie Haddad
Christoph Bach Hans-Joachim Klein/"Angie"
Rodney El Haddad Anis Naccache/"Khalid"
Julia Hummer Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann/"Nada"
Rami Farah "Joseph"
Zeid Hamdan "Youssef"
Talal El Jourdi Kamal Al-Issawi/"Ali"
Fadi Abi Samra Michel Moukharbal/"Andre"
Aljoscha Stadelmann Wilfried Böse/"Boni"
Katharina Schuttler Brigitte Kuhlmann
Jule Bowe German Militant
Juana Acosta Carlos's Girlfriend
Martha Higareda Amparo
Jean-Baptiste Malartre Ambassador in The Hague
Olivier Cruveiller Captain Jean Herranz
André Marcon General Philippe Rondot
Nicolas Briancon Maitre Jacques Verges
Jean-Baptiste Montagut "Erik"
Razane Jammal Lana Jarrar
Badih Abou Chakra Cheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani
Alejandro Arroyo Valentin Hernandez Acosta
Mohamed Ourdache Dr. Belaïd Abdessalam
Basim Kahar Iraqi Chargé d'Affaires
Abbes Zahmani Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Nourredine Mirzadeh Jamshid Amouzegar
Laura Cameron English Secretary
Udo Samel Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
Georges Kern Otto Röesch
Yanillys Perez Rivas Anselma Lopez
Gabriela Sanchez Maria Teresa
Alexis Lameyda Edgar
Ana Maria Duran Albaida
Carolina Callejas Leyma
Shamir Ali Luis
Maria Fernanda Ruette Cuatro Player
Cesar Delgado Wixam Gallery Owner
Pierre-Francois Dumeniaud Inspector Dous
Simon Pierre Boireau Inspector Donatini
Belkacem Djemel Barek Mohamed Boudia
Philippe Trad Orly Fedayeen 1
Farid Elouardi Orly Fedayeen 2
Hugo Diaz Latino Singer
Bibi Jacob Englishwoman at Orly
Maïwenn Heurtaux Englishwoman's Daughter
Hiraku Kawakami Yukata Furuya
Ryosuke Sato head of Commando Unit
Go Nabetani JRA Commando 1
Akihiro Hata JRA Commando 2
Yuko Hirata Miss Full Moon
Vincent Jouan Captain Broussard
Kida Ramadan Iraqi Attaché
Cem Sultan Ungan Hassan Saïd
Les Clack Joseph Edward Sieff
Luis Jaime Cortez Butler
Liane Lettner Sieff's Wife
Paolo Ospina Young Boy
Thomas Sinclair Spencer British Policeman
Eriq Ebouaney Hassan Al-Tourabi
Gigi Ledron Carlos's Sudanese Mistress
Elie Youssef Fedayeen at Wadie Haddad's House
Karam Ghossein Fedayeen at Wadie Haddad's House
Stephan Rives DST Agent, Beirut
Edith Heller Receptionist
Peter Benedict Policeman 1
Ronnie Paul Policeman 2
Sarkaw Gorany Kurdish Doctor
Johann von Bülow DC-9 Pilot
Charbel Aoun Libyan Officer
Manfred Bunholzer Austrian Ambassador
Antoine Balaban General Al-Khouly
Anton Kouznetsov Iuri Andropov
Karl Fischer Colonel Harry Dahl
Robert Gallinowski Major Helmut Voigt
Fadi Yanni Turk Colonel Haïtham Saïd
Timo Jacobs Nada's Friend
Laurens Walter Swiss Policeman
Carlos Chahine Assem Al-Joundi
Issam Bou Khaled Libyan General
Guillaume Saurrel Bruno Bréguet
Olivia Ross Bruno Bréguet's Friend
Patrick Rameau CIA Agent
Keith Thomson CIA Agent
Loulwa Maad Carlos's Daughter
Samuel Achache Guy Cavallo
Laetitia Spigarelli Marie-Caroline Cavallo
Alexander Beyer Lieutenant Borostowski
Maria Kwiatkowski Stasi Informer 1
Ireen Kirsch Stasi Informer 2
Gabriella Csizmadia Magdalena's Mother
Caroline De Bled Prison Guard
Salah El Din Aou Chanab Dr. Nafaa
Abdalah Abdel Majid Sudanese Doctor
Fadi Sabbah Gynecologist
Mounzer Baalbacki Iranian Diplomat
Moheb Nader Iranian Diplomats
Julien Schmidt French Diplomat

Technical Credits
Olivier Assayas Director,Screenwriter
Luc Barnier Editor
Sylvie Barthet Production Manager
Antoinette Boulat Casting
Luc Bricault Asst. Director
Nicolas Cantin Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Raphael Cohen Executive Producer
Anja Dihrberg Choreography
Eric Dionysius Production Manager
Jorgen Doering Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Franck Screenwriter
Olivier Goinard Sound Editor,Sound Mixer
Jens Meurer Co-producer
Nicole Kamato Casting
Françoise-Renaud Labarthe Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Leconte Producer
Denis Lenoir Cinematographer
Marion Monnier Editor
Nicolas Moreau Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Yorick Le Saux Cinematographer
Stephen Smith Consultant/advisor
Daniel Sobrino Sound Mixer
Judy Tossell Co-producer

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