Directed by Olivier Assayas, Carlos is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal. He lived several lives under various pseudonyms, weaving his way through the complexities of international politics.
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A bold, sprawling epic about the life of the infamous left-wing terrorist, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, spanning decades and continents. Olivier Assayas sustains drama and tension for nearly 5 1/2 hours, with a depth and scope reminiscent of THE GODFATHER.
A brilliant portrayal by Edgar Ramirez of this complex character---Carlos the Jackal.Intelligent,as he professed his concern for the oppressed,yet ambitious,power hungry and cruel.
One of the many riveting episodes is the recreation of the OPEC hostage taking early in the film.