the story of venezuelan revolutionary ilich ramírez sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 opec meeting.
dir.: olivier assayas biography / crime / drama 2010
edgar ramírez as ílich ramírez sánchez (aka ‘carlos the jackal’) alexander scheer as johannes weinrich nora von waldstätten as magdalena kopp ahmad kaabour as wadie haddad christoph bach as hans-joachim klein ‘angie’ julia hummer as gabriele kröcher-tiedemann ‘nada’
some facts: - it is a 3-part french television drama mini-series, first broadcast on canal+ in 2010. the 5½ hour version of carlos was screened out of competition at the 2010 cannes film festival on may 19, 2010. - carlos is never once referred to as ‘the jackal’ in the entire five-and-a-half hour running time. - in “carlos”, édgar ramírez plays the titular character, carlos the jackal. in the movie, the bourne ultimatum, ramírez plays an assassin trying to kill the titular character, jason bourne. in the jason bourne book series, of which the movie series is based on, jason bourne’s nemesis is none other than carlos the jackal. - carlos the jackal, the infamous terrorist and murderer. after several bungled bombings, he achieves notoriety for a 1975 raid on opec headquarters in vienna, resulting in the deaths of 3 people. for many years he was among the most wanted international fugitives. - initially, assayas planned to use several songs by the feelies on the soundtrack but shortly before post-production was completed he was informed that members of the band did not want their music associated with terrorism. the director remembers, “we ended up managing to keep one song for a scene that did not involve any kind of terroristic activity. but i had to completely reinvent the whole score”. he ended up using several songs by wire. the soundtrack includes:
- loveless love by the feelies - dreams never end by new order - terebellum by fripp & eno - all night party by a certain ratio - ahead by wire - forces at work by the feelies - sonic reducer by the dead boys - dot dash by wire - drill by wire - the 15th by wire - sharing by satisfaction - pure by the lightning seeds - la pistola y el corazon by los lobos - el sueño americano by la portuaria