CARLOS

By Olivier ASSAYAS

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Action/Adventure - Completed 2009

Award-winning director Olivier Assayas tells the story of the terrorist who struck fear into the world, starring Edgar Ramirez

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Abu Dhabi FF 2010
Narrative Feature Competition Jury Special Mention
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Thriller
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 150 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Olivier ASSAYAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel LECONTE (FILM EN STOCK)
    • Synopsis
    • A myth in his own lifetime, Carlos is a central figure in the history of international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, from pro-Palestinian activism to the Japanese Red Army. At once a figure of the extreme left and an opportunistic mercenary in the pay of powerful Middle Eastern secret services, he formed his own organization based on the other side of the Iron Curtain which was active during the final years of the Cold War. Carlos is the story of a revolutionary internationalist, both manipulator and manipulated, as he is carried along by the currents of contemporary history and his own folly. The film follows him to the end of his road, relegated to Sudan where the Islamic dictatorship, after having protected him for a while, handed him over to French police. A contradictory character, as violent as the times he embodies, Carlos is also an enigma.
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