Carlos The Jackal: Movie & Trilogy

Model: MMA8092SE

SKU: 183174 Product ID: 175164

Format ‐ 4 DVD

Genre ‐ Drama

Rating ‐ R16

Consumer Advice ‐ R16 Violence, offensive language & sex scenes

Release Date ‐ 11/08/11

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    Collected here are the three original features, plus the 150 minute theatrical feature film. From Olivier Assayas, director of Irma Vep and Summer Hours, comes an explosive new work of astonishing scope; an epic portrayal of the notorious revolutionary and terrorist, Ilich Ram rez S nchez: Carlos the Jackal. Part one - 98 minutes: Ilich Ram rez Sanchez, an activist of Venezuelan origin who fought alongside the Palestinians in Jordan, carries out a series of attacks in London. He then moves to Paris where the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) puts him in charge of its European branch under the command of a Lebanese militant, Michel Moukharbal, alias "Andre". He coordinates several operations, in particular the hostage taking in the French Embassy in The Hague by militants of the Japanese Red Army. When Andre is arrested, French agents of the domestic intelligence service, the DST, want to know more about Ilich, who has by now adopted the nom de guerre Carlos. To escape arrest, Carlos shoots three policemen. He then joins the head of the PFLP, Wadie Haddad, in southern Yemen. Haddad entrusts him with a daring mission - taking hostage the oil ministers of the OPEC countries at their forthcoming conference in Vienna. Part two - 106 minutes: The majority of this second episode is devoted to a detailed account of the operation that remains one of the most spectacular terrorist acts of the period. Leading a group of six militants - leftists from German Revolutionary Cells and Palestinian militants including Anis Naccache - Carlos seizes control of the OPEC headquarters, taking ministers and accompanying delegates hostage. He is at the height of his notoriety in the media. However, by finally releasing the ministers at Algiers airport in exchange for a large ransom, he fails the mission that Haddad had given him. This marks the end of relations between the two men. From now on, Carlos becomes a mercenary for hire to whichever country offers the most. First Iraq, then Syria. He switches operations to behind the Iron Curtain, moving between Budapest and East Berlin under the protection of the Stasi. He works with the remnants of the Revolutionary Cells, in particular Johannes Weinrich and his wife Magdalena Kopp, who soon leaves Weinrich for Carlos. Part three - 115 minutes: Carlos' band, based in Budapest and protected by Syria, fosters links with various clients interested in their particular capabilities, among them Ceausescu's Romania and Libya. This intense activity of geopolitical destabilization, orchestrated by Carlos who is trafficking arms, handling huge sums of cash and leading the life of the Godfather of European terrorism, is soon to come to an end. His decline is of course closely linked to the changes in the world order. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, he loses several of his backers and his arena of operation is drastically reduced. The last place offering refuge is Sudan: Carlos is by now a retired terrorist, tracked by the secret services of several countries, abandoned by his closest allies, a long way from the center stage of international politics. His role as a player is over; he is left to observe the shifts in global power from a distance. With the complicity of the Sudanese authorities, he is captured and brought back to Paris, to stand trial for crimes that have not been forgotten in France.


    Film Genre - Drama

    Label - Madman Entertainment

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - R16

    Consumer Advice - R16 Violence, offensive language & sex scenes

    Year of Release - 2010

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

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