Carlos

Carlos

11 Episodes

CARLOS, directed by Olivier Assayas, is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal. One of the twentieth century’s most wanted fugitives, Carlos was committed to violent left-wing activism throughout the seventies and eighties, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. Assayas portrays him not as a criminal mastermind but as a symbol of seismic political shifts around the world, while the magnetic Édgar Ramírez brilliantly embodies him as a swaggering global gangster.

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Carlos
  • CARLOS: Part 1

    Episode 1

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2010 • Germany, France

    CARLOS, directed by Olivier Assayas, is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal. One of the twentieth century’s most wanted fugitives, Carlos...

  • CARLOS: Part 2

    Episode 2

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2010 • Germany, France

    CARLOS, directed by Olivier Assayas, is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal. One of the twentieth century’s most wanted fugitives, Carlos...

  • CARLOS: Part 3

    Episode 3

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2010 • Germany, France

    CARLOS, directed by Olivier Assayas, is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal. One of the twentieth century’s most wanted fugitives, Carlos...

  • Olivier Assayas on CARLOS

    Episode 4

    This video interview with director Olivier Assayas was shot in Paris in April 2011.

  • Édgar Ramírez on CARLOS

    Episode 5

    This interview with actor Édgar Ramírez was shot in Tenerife, Spain, in June 2011.

  • Denis Lenoir Commentary on CARLOS

    Episode 6

    The following is a selected-scene commentary featuring CARLOS cinematographer Denis Lenoir.

  • Carlos: Terrorist Without Borders

    Episode 7

    This documentary first aired in France in 1997, as part of the television series “Les brûlures de l’histoire.” It traces the life of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, a.k.a. Carlos, from his involvement with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in 1970 to his imprisonment in Paris in 1994.

  • French Television Interview of Hans-Joachim Klein

    Episode 8

    In 1995, television producer Daniel Leconte located and interviewed German left-wing militant Hans-Joachim Klein, a.k.a. Angie, for French television. As evidenced in these excerpts from that conversation, Klein was in disguise during the interview. Leconte went on to produce Olivier Assayas’s fi...

  • Maison de France

    Episode 9

    This 2004 film by Stefan Suchalla recounts the 1983 bombing of the Maison de France in West Berlin, an act against the French state orchestrated by Jogannes Weinrich on behalf of Carlos the Jackal. In the film, Suchalla looks at the accidental victims of terror. It also features interviews with C...

  • Shooting the OPEC Sequence of CARLOS

    Episode 10

    This documentary shows how director Olivier Assayas and his crew re-created the historic events of December 21, 1975, when Carlos the Jackal and his team raided OPEC headquarters in Vienna during a meeting of the group’s ministers. It was shot on the set of CARLOS and directed by Arnaud Giocomini...

  • Denis Lenoir on CARLOS

    Episode 11

    This piece, shot in April 2011, features Denis Lenoir, one of CARLOS’s two cinematographers.